Watering systems -> Drip systems
Drinkers for fattening turkey are used for:
- fattening of the broiler chicken
- turkey production
- turkey fattening
- breeding stocks
- production of hatching eggs
In the nipple drip system, birds take water from the nipples from the first day of their life. The system has many advantages: it constantly provides fresh water, increases water hygiene and saves working time.
Nipples with slow water flow (approx. 60-90 ml / min) reduce water consumption and significantly reduce the risk of excessive moisture in the litter; they are used in the fattening of broilers and ducks, and in the breeding of laying hens.
Producers of broilers and laying hens sometimes install nipples with a higher water flow capacity: 100-150 ml of water / min, and even 180 ml of water / min. An innovative solution is the drip drinker with a variable water flow rate, in which a steel stem moves either vertically (80-180 ml of water/min) or horizontally (30-40 ml of water/min).
Two types of water pressure regulation are installed in the dripline: a central pressure regulator common to all drinking lines and pressure regulators installed separately for each drinking line. Such a system allows to control the pressure of water supplied to the whole drinker system in one point saving working time and to maintain equal water pressure in all drinker lines, to regulate the water flow in periods of increased or decreased water intake by birds ensuring its economical use and protecting the litter against excessive moisture, as well as easy connection to a computer program controlling individual parameters as well as the production process itself.
Eaves bowls are installed under drip feeders to prevent excessive moisture in the litter. Drinking water is just as important to the birds as the feed. Computer programs allow water consumption to be continuously tracked and logged at certain times of the day, over the course of a day or longer periods of time. The analysis of water consumption allows the producer to permanently assess the health of the birds and to react quickly in the event of any anomalies (sudden decrease or increase in water consumption).