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Turkey Myth Or Fact

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by I Love Layers, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a myth or a fact.

    My older sister who is 19 is taking care of my aunts chickens.

    My aunt told my older sister that her, 1 week 3 day old turkeys, need room temperature water.
    I am kind of doubting this but I'm looking for opinions
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's not true. Most poultry prefer their water at around 55 degrees - this is according to actual scientific studies. Room temperature won't hurt them but they prefer it on the cool side.
     
  3. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks my sister thought it was a bit odd
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes it's recommended to give young brooded poults warm water to keep the cold water from chilling them. I'm going to assume that's what your aunt was thinking.
     

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