Sustaining the amount of water used

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mads Chicksens, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Mads Chicksens

    Mads Chicksens New Egg

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    I have my own hens at home and am about to begin a school project, my teacher wants to know how I can reduce the use of water when taking care of laying hens. Does anyone have any great ideas that they use that works? Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    The best way is to use a closed nipple system.
    Don't cause the chickens to have insufficient water.
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 A closed nipple system means no more spilled or soiled water. As a side note horizontal nipples leak less than the vertical nipples saving even more water.
     
  4. Mads Chicksens

    Mads Chicksens New Egg

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    Thank you very much :)
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What do you mean by... 'reduce the use of water'....and the word 'sustain' in the title?
    They need to have water available at all times...and they don't 'use' much.
     
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Possibly, saving water could apply to how the coop is cleaned also? There are a number of methods, such as the deep litter method that would reduce the physical cleaning of a coop with water.

    CT
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    <shrugs> I dunno. Can't give an answer if I don't know the real question.... and it's context.
     

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