Comments on the advantages and disadvantages of drinking fountains commonly used in chicken farms and precautions

Farmers know the importance of water in raising chickens. The water content of chicks is about 70%, and that of chicks under 7 days old is as high as 85%. Therefore, chicks are prone to water shortage. Chicks have a high mortality rate after dehydration symptoms, and even after recovery, they are weak chicks.

Water also has a great impact on adult chickens. The lack of water in chickens has a great impact on egg production. Resumption of drinking water after 36 hours of water shortage will cause an irreversible sharp drop in egg production. In high temperature weather, chickens lack water A few hours will cause a lot of death.

Ensuring normal drinking water for chickens is an essential part of chicken farm feeding and management, so when it comes to drinking water, you will think of drinking water containers. Every household in the countryside raises a few chickens for their own food or for some pocket money. Because there are few chickens, most of the water containers for the chickens are broken pots, rotten pots, and most of them are cement sinks, which can easily solve the drinking water problem for the chickens. Putting it in a chicken farm is not so worry-free.

At present, there are five types of drinking fountains commonly used in chicken farms: trough drinking fountains, vacuum drinking fountains, prasong drinking fountains, cup drinking fountains , and nipple drinking fountains .

What are the advantages and disadvantages of these drinking fountains, and what are the precautions in use?

trough drinker

The trough drinking fountain can best see the shadow of traditional drinking utensils. The trough drinking fountain has developed from the need for manual water supply at the beginning to the automatic water supply now.

The advantages of the trough drinker: the trough drinker is easy to install, not easy to damage, easy to move, no need for water pressure requirements, can be connected to a water pipe or a water tank, and can satisfy a large group of chickens drinking water at the same time (a trough drinker is equivalent to 10 plassons) water supply from drinking fountains).

Disadvantages of trough drinking fountains: the trough is exposed to the air, and feed, dust and other debris are easy to fall into the trough, causing drinking water pollution; sick chickens can easily transmit pathogens to healthy chickens through drinking water; exposed troughs will cause damp chicken coops ;Waste of water;Requires manual cleaning every day.

Installation requirements for trough drinking fountains: The trough drinking fountains are installed outside the fence or beside the wall to prevent the chickens from stepping on and polluting the water source.

The length of the trough drinking fountain is mostly 2 meters, which can be connected to 6PVC water pipes, 15mm hoses, 10mm hoses and other models. The trough drinking fountains can be connected in series to meet the drinking water requirements of large-scale farms. . At present, the price of trough drinking fountains is mostly in the range of 50-80 yuan. Because of the obvious disadvantages, they are being eliminated by farms.

Vacuum Drinker