Well, Isn't This Strange?...........

gltrap54

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2010
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My 6 Golden Comet hens have gone from drinking maybe a half gallon of water/day on the hottest days & suddenly their 2 Gal waterer has been dry the last couple of days. I filled it this AM. & just gathered eggs this afternoon & it was empty. My first thought was that it was leaking out, but there's no water in the deep litter where the waterer sits. Could they possibly be drinking that much water???

Here's those thirsty critters........




OBTW, that's not their current waterer in the pic! They now have a 2 Gal galvanized waterer.
 
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LoreenH

Songster
10 Years
Jul 10, 2009
413
11
121
Oregon
One of my chicken books says one hen can drink at least a quart of water on a hot day. So yes, they can be drinking that much.
 

gltrap54

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2010
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Quote:Thank you flowergirl60! They're for sure my girls........ Got me right where they want me!
 

gltrap54

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2010
122
13
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Quote:I guess the part that puzzles me is the fact they were consuming so little water, then pow....... They get lots of fresh veggies from my garden, so I always assumed they were getting a lot of their water from that.......
 

stilldeb

Songster
9 Years
May 28, 2010
691
4
121
NW Kentucky
Mine have been nearly emptying their waterer by afternoon on hot days and I refill it with ice water. I'm amazed at how much those little beaks can put away. We are expecting cooler weather next week - I can't wait!
 

savingpurple

Songster
8 Years
Apr 2, 2011
432
1
109
NW Ohio
Mine are scratching at their waterer, and knocking it over, leaks out, and they are bone dry then...silly birds!!!!
 

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