How much water

Willie01

In the Brooder
Jul 2, 2019
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just wondering how much water chickens should drink per day, I have 12 birds and am using a 5 gallon pail with 5 horizontal nipples near the bottom of it, it takes a week for them to go thru the 5 gal. I’ve read that the normal is .5 of a litre, that would equal 6 litres per day but I am not going near that much, what are the thoughts out there on this ?
 

Willie01

In the Brooder
Jul 2, 2019
12
48
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salmon arm bc
They could be getting some water from another source. Or they might not be drinking enough from the feeder because of the nipples.

You could always try putting out a second waterer and see if they drink more.
Yes, I started out with 2 waterers when I got the birds 6 weeks ago, but pulled the 1 cause I was always throwing water out because it was getting stale after 3 or4 days, they could be getting water from the different fruits I’ve been throwing In their run from time to time
 
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