It is essential that hens are given a constant source of clean drinking water to help them to keep fully hydrated. When new to hen keeping, the array of hen drinkers available can be bewildering; your final selection will be down to budget and personal taste.
It is worth thinking about choosing a drinker that is easy to clean as it is important that the water is kept clean and fresh. Easy fill plastic drinkers, such as this Feathers & Beaky Drinker, or hard wearing tough Galvanised metal drinkers from Eltex are ideal but do remember that you shouldn’t use a galvanised product if you intend to add Apple Cider Vinegar to the drinking water.
Other things to consider are your flock size and available coop space. It is also worth providing more than one drinking point so that the dominant hen cannot guard the water (as she can’t be in more than one place at a time). Just take a look at our shop for a wide selection of drinkers as all profits from the shop go directly towards helping to fund the re-homing of thousands of hens each year.