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Is my flock drinking enough?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 7hensandaroo, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. 7hensandaroo

    7hensandaroo Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    7 hens and a roo. They drink about half of a gallon of water a day, maybe a little more but not much.

    Is this sound normal? Temps have been low 90's lately.

    They walk about with with beaks open.
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Sounds like everything is fine and they will drink when they need to, panting is normal in hot weather and is how the birds cool themselves. They do not sweat like we do so they pant like dogs do to cool off....
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    As long as they have a good clean water source they will drink the right amount of water for them. They will keep their mouths open when hot to help cool themselves off even when hydrated. You can add ice to the water to give them extra cooling or as someone on another post just talked about, give them frozen melon as a special summer treat
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Anything cold will help.

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