Friday, 29 April 2022 09:06

How do chickens living in battery cage systems get the best water intake?

Now the battery cage system in Ghana is the most common way of poultry farming. Chickens can be well cared for in chicken coops, and automatic drinking water, feeding, manure cleaning, environmental control, etc. can be realized, so chickens living in poultry chicken cages for sale can get the best water intake.


The water consumption of chickens will be related to battery cage system, water consumption and season. The following is an introduction to the optimal water intake of chickens in different periods and conditions for poultry farmers.



  1. Increasing age: 1-6 weeks old chicks, 20-100 ml per chick per day; 7-12 weeks; young hens, 100-200 ml per hen per day; 200-230 ml per hen for poor hens; laying hens 230 to 300 ml.


  1. The ratio of water consumption to input power: under normal temperature (20°C), the amount of water added is 2 times; under high temperature environment (35°C), the amount of water added is 5 times.


  1. The amount of drinking water increases with the increase of egg production rate: the egg production rate is 50%, and the daily water required by laying hens is 170ml; after the egg production rate increases by 10%, the water consumption increases correspondingly by 12ml.


  1. Seasonal changes in water intake: 100 ml per chicken per day in winter, 200 ml per chicken per day in spring and autumn; 300 ml per chicken per day in summer.


The above is the chicken farming information shared by chicken farm equipment manufacturers for you. The use of battery cages systems has been proven to give chickens optimal water intake. Please feel free to use it for farmers who use chicken raising equipment.