Summer Water Needs

I just wanted to remind folks that when it’s hot out poultry need LOTS of water.

6 hens can go through as much as a gallon of water in a day. Typically they won’t, but it is possible. My hens now have almost complete shade and I typically refill their gallon waterer after the second day (otherwise they’d run out on the third day). Sometimes I refill it every day if I’m concerned there won’t be enough for the second day.

If you think your hens have enough water, take that amount and double it. They can also spill it or foul it. If you are going on vacation please, please have a friend/neighbor check up on your hens.

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