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Proper water pressure, volume essential to good flock performance

By Tom Tabler, PhD
Extension Professor
Mississippi State University Extension Service, Poultry Science Department
Mississippi State, MS


Raising commercial chickens successfully requires an adequate water supply. This means enough water pressure and volume to meet flock demands.

However, on many farms I visit, growers don’t always understand the difference between pressure and volume or the important roles they play in meeting this objective.

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4Tabler T, et al. How total farm water pressure and volume affect commercial poultry production. Mississippi State University Extension. Pub. 3058. 2017 March.



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