Watering Chickens (Video)
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of Mother Earth News Magazine, and Purina animal nutritionist Mikelle Roeder discuss best practices for watering chickens.
There are multiple options for watering chickens such as gravity fed fountains or nipple-style waterers. However, the most important thing is to keep the water clean. Poultry diseases are spread through fecal contamination of their feed and water.
The water should be placed in a closed system and elevated with a platform or by hanging. The height of the waterer should be even with the back of the birds. Replace the water regularly to keep it clean.
In the winter, a waterer with a built in heater or a heated base can be used to prevent it from freezing.
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