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how to select the right size chicken drinker

POULTRY SUPPLIES | Poultry Keeping Information | how to select the right size chicken drinker

How to select a suitable drinker.

You should allow 1/2 litre of water a day for each chicken.(large breeds may want more, bantams less)

Our budget range is great as a starting point. They last well but some do have a tendency to crack if you drop them in cold weather.

Our quality plastic poultry drinkers are much more robust and should give several years services but like all plastic items left outside the sun will eventually make them brittle and more prone to cracking.

Our galvanised poultry drinkers are the most robust option. they're likely to last for many years.

If you have many birds an automatic drinker is worth considering. The bell type require very little maintenance and we can supply spare parts for them. They can easily be fed from a water butts collecting rain water or from a mains fed header tank. We also have mains fed drinking troughs.

Remember, which ever type you choose, they'll all freeze during the winter so you'll need to ensure you can supply fresh water regularly during the winter or you might find our electric heater useful if you have a suitable power supply.

All systems must be equipped in such a way
that all laying hens have:
(a) either linear feeders providing at least
10cm per hen or circular feeders providing at
least 4cm per hen; and
(b) either continuous drinking troughs
providing 2.5 cm per hen or circular drinking
troughs providing 1cm per hen,