Poultry, Water supply, Western Australia
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ONE of the most tedious and time consuming tasks on a poultry farm is the provision of water to chicks from day old up to the age of three or four weeks.
Most poultry farmers use half-gallon glass fonts with metal bases for the first few weeks, until the chicks are old enough to use the automatic watering system usually situated along one wall of the brooder house.
This cumbersome glass font system can be replaced by the cheap and easily installed automatic watering system described below. This system has already been adopted by several local poultry farmers.
Smetana, P and Ward, W.
"Automatic waterers for day old chickens,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 2:
9, Article 2.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol2/iss9/2