In summer, chicken farmers can provide drinking water according to the following optimal drinking water.
Increases by age:
1 week to 6 weeks old chicks, 20 ml to 100 ml per chicken per day; 7 to 12 weeks old young chicken 100 ml to 200 ml; laying hens 230 ml to 300 ml.
Determined in proportion to feed intake:
Under normal temperature, drinking water is twice the feed intake; in high temperature environment, drinking water is five times the feed intake.
According to the egg production rate:
When the egg production rate is 50%, the water demand for each layer is 170 ml per day; in the future, for every 10% increase in the egg production rate, the water consumption will increase by 12 ml. The advantage is: to avoid excessive drinking of chickens and cause watery diarrhea.
Supply cold water according to the optimal temperature section:
When the weather is hot in summer, the effect is best when broiler chickens drink cold water at 8℃～12℃; broiler chickens drink cold water at 8℃～12℃, they will be sober and lively, feed intake will increase, feed conversion rate will be significantly improved, and Weight gain has a promoting effect.
The weather is hot in summer, and the amount of water the chickens drink increases. A reasonable water supply is the key to chicken growth and egg production.