Biosecurity

Good quality drinking water

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Birds, at all ages, must always have easy access to clean, fresh and good quality drinking water. Good quality drinking water is clean, clear, fresh, tasteless and free from contaminants. 

The quality of the drinking water should be regularly checked as contaminated drinking water can cause serious disease problems. Never forget the importance of water: when birds don’t drink, they won’t eat and cannot grow or produce! 

WATER IS AN IMPORTANT NUTRIENT 

Often neglected as a source of nutrients, but water is a very important nutrient for all production animals. 

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Birds consume at least 1.6 times more water than feed, with an increased amount during the period of reproduction organ development. 

Water intake stimulates feed intake and both water and feed are necessary for the birds’ development and the production of eggs. 

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A decrease in water consumption can be an early warning that something is wrong with the health of your flock. 

Daily water monitoring is therefore an easy and clear monitoring tool.

 

VISUAL INSPECTION 

The easiest and cheapest way to inspect the drinking water is by having a look at it. 

Collect water samples from the source (the well) 

A sample from the beginning of the water line in the poultry house 

A sample taken at the end of the line 

Compare all samples with each other, this will help to understand where problems with water quality might occur. The source is not always the problem, often the




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