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Poultry Water Line Sanitation

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Publication Number: P2839
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Many factors affect the health and performance of every poultry flock, but few, if any, are more important than water. A clean, safe water supply is a necessity if each flock is to perform at its best. Oftentimes, however, the water supply is the last thing we think about if we are having problems with growth rate, feed conversion, bird health, or egg production. This is somewhat understandable because much of the commercial poultry industry in the U.S. today uses totally enclosed drinker systems to reduce the risk of inhouse contamination from bedding material, dust, dander, feathers, feed, feces, and litter. However, closed systems tend to put the water supply out of sight and out of mind.

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