On average about how much water does a chicken drink daily?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickenluv22, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:48 PM.

  1. Chickenluv22

    Chickenluv22 In the Brooder

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    I used to keep a gallon bowl of water out for my birds but it emptied very fast. I recently put in a 3 gallon waterer. About how much does a average sized hen drink daily? Thx!
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    On average about a pint a day in moderate weather, and they can drink twice that if the weather is hot.
     
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  3. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Free Ranging

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    Not really sure. I built a wooden trough because I got tired of filing up five 3 gals waters everyday. In hot weather, sometimes I'd have to fill them twice per day, in cooler weather, sometimes they would last 2 days. I also bought a 5 foot kiddy pool for Fur Face and his birds since the creek has dried up. We've been in a D5 "extreme" drought for several months now.
     
  4. annaBsChick

    annaBsChick Songster

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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I have 15 birds that are going thru about a half gallon a day right now,
    rough estimate is gauged by daily fills to a certain line.
    Closed container with nipples excludes any evaporation.
    Most are molting so not laying, which decreases feed and water consumption, IME.
     
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