Livestock experts said that water in poultry farming is very important, as non availability of water in severe hot weather can cause increase death rate in chicks and decrease growth rate and production. Therefore it is necessary to do proper arrangements of clean water in poultry sheds during summer season.
Water is more important as compared to food because without food chickens can survive for 2 weeks but without water they cannot survive for even few hours. Chicken’s body is composed of 60% while chick’s body is composed of 80% of water. Chickens can survive even if 98% of fat and 50 percent of protein is lost but if the amount of water decreases by 10 percent, then the ratio of salt is disturbed which may cause death of the animal.