Farmers know the importance of water in raising chickens. The water content of chicks is about 70%, and the proportion of water in chicks up to 7 days is as high as 85%. Therefore, chicks are extremely vulnerable to water shortage. The mortality of chicks after dehydration is high, even after recovery.
The effect of water on chickens is also great. Chickens have a great influence on egg production in the absence of water. The recovery of drinking water after 36 hours of water shortage in chickens will cause irreversible egg production, and in high temperature, the chickens are short of water. A few hours will cause a lot of death.
Protecting the normal drinking water of the flock is an indispensable part of the management of the chicken farm. When it comes to drinking water, it will remind you of the drinking water. Every household in the country has several chickens to eat or change pocket money. Because there are few raises, most of the utensils for giving water to the chickens are broken pots and rotten pots. At most, the cement sink can easily solve the problem of drinking water of chickens. Putting it into the chicken farm is not so worrying.
At present, there are five types of drinking fountains commonly used in chicken farms: trough drinking fountains, vacuum drinking fountains, prasson drinking fountains, cup-type drinking fountains, and nipple drinking fountains. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these drinking fountains and what are the precautions in use?
The vacuum drinker is also called the bell-shaped drinker. It is the most familiar chicken water drinker. It is more common in small-scale retailing. It is the chicken water bottle that we often say. Although it is a natural flaw, it has a huge user market and is enduring.
The advantages of the vacuum drinker: low cost, wear-resisting and durable. It is often seen that there is a drinking water bottle in front of the rural house. After the wind and rain, the washing can be used as usual, almost zero failure.
Disadvantages of vacuum drinkers: manual cleaning is required 1-2 times a day, artificially adding water several times, time-consuming and laborious; water is easy to pollute, especially for chicks (the chicks are small and easy to step on).
The vacuum drinker is simple to install and consists of only two parts: the tank and the water tray. When using, fill the tank with water, screw on the water tray, and then buckle down on the ground. It is simple and easy to use, and can be placed anytime and anywhere.
Note: In order to reduce the splash of drinking water, it is recommended to adjust the height of the pad according to the size of the chicken, or lift it. Generally, the height of the pan is equal to the back of the chicken.
Prasson Drinking Fountain
The Plasson Drinking Fountain is an automatic drinking fountain that is used in small farms.
Advantages of Plasson: automatic water supply, sturdy and durable.
Disadvantages of Plasson: Manual cleaning is required 1-2 times a day. Water supply from tap water cannot be used directly (water tower or water tank can be used for water supply).
Praslin needs to be used with hoses and plastic pipes