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    How to get Water for Chickens to Flow Slowly

    ArticlePoultry AdviceTuesday 08 February 2011
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    There are several varieties of chicken water options to ensure that in addition to chicken feed, they are kept hydrated and healthy. When thinking about chickens for sale it is important to consider what method and equipment you will use to keep chicken coops with a good supply of clean water. Find out how you can keep a steady flow of water when keeping chickens with this guide.

     
     

    Different Chicken Water Options

    Pressure system – the water dish is connected to a hose and tap and water comes out at the pressure you set.
    A pressure regulator can be installed with a pressure gauge to control a slower flow of water. 
    For faster flowing water, you can leave the hose as it is without any additional equipment and set the water to flow fast.

    Find the source of your water and decide if the pressure it comes in as is appropriate. If it is too strong you will probably need a regulator to keep chicken water coming through suitably.

    Shut the source of your water off from outside your house. Then, attach the pressure regulator to the outside tap and your chicken waterer hose. If this does not fit easily you made need a coupling. Check the instructions.

    Once properly installed you can adjust the pressure so the water comes into chicken coops at a good rate. When keeping chickens with a small waterer you will probably only need around 10-20 psi. Your pressure gauge will indicate how the pressure markings. 

    Now test the water flow. The pressure is too high if the water still comes out too fast. Shut the water source again and adjust the regulator again until you are satisfied with the pressure. 

    When keeping chickens it is vital that their chicken feed and water is administered properly to keep them happy and healthy.
     
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