Layers, Pullets and Broiler Breeders

Water Consumption by Chicken Classes Other Than Broilers
Chicken Type Weight Range Water Requirement Range*
(L/1,000 birds/day)
Average Typical Water Use**
(L/1,000 birds/day)
Laying hens 1.6-1.9 180-320 250
Pullets 0.05-1.5 30-180 105
Broiler breeders 3.0-3.5 180-320 250

* A result of the animals’ environment and management.
** Typical consumption over a year on a daily basis under average agricultural conditions in Ontario.