Measuring Water Flow Rate

Measure the rate to ensure adequate pressure to confirm poultry can consume the quantity of water they need.

  • Measure at the opposite end of the water line to the pressure regulator;
  • Place measuring cup under activated nipple for 30 seconds; and
  • Measure amount of water and multiple by 2 for amount per 60 seconds.


Recommended Flow Rates
Bird Age Flow Rate (ml/min)
0-7 days 38 -327
8-14 403 -737
15-21 747 - 795

Source: Aviagen