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Poultry Waterers

Poultry watering systems and equipment.

Notice in the picture the correct height of a waterer. The should always be located so the drinking fount is the height of the birds back. This keep fecal matter from entering waterer and helps eliminate contamination.

Watering Chicks
3 oz per chick per day from day old to 1 week.
5.5 oz per hd/day 1-4 weeks
11 oz per hd/day 4-12 weeks
16 oz per hd/day > 12 weeks
 

1” waterer space per chick, increase by ¼ inch weekly as they grow
3-4 inches per bird @ 8 weeks
 

Water Space Broilers (minimum)
1 inch per hd to 1 weeks @ 100 birds per fount
1 inch per hd 1-8 weeks @ 50 birds per fount

Water Space Layers (minimum)
1 inch per hd for layers up to 6 weeks @ 100 birds per fount
1 inch per hd for layers 7-18 weeks @ 50 birds per fount
2 inch per 30 birds per fount mature layers

2:1 water to feed ratio @ 70 ° F, as temp goes up ratio of water to feed goes up
Ideal temp of water is 55 ° F
1 to 2 cups of water per day