We recently heard news that almost all of our friend’s chickens were dying. At first they thought it was weasels or some other pest, but when more started dying, they took one to a vet and discovered what was killing them. The vet informed them that they were dying due to a lack of water several months ago.
Even if it is only for 1 or 2 days and even if they start drinking water right after, going without water will kill a chicken. Or that’s what the vet said.
So, apparently what happened was a while ago, my friend’s chickens went without water for some reason, and ever since, their insides have been drying up, and then they died. I just thought it was odd that even if they drink water after being dehydrated, they can’t recover.
Anyway, now we know. And obviously, if you have chickens, you will want to make sure your chickens always have plenty of water available for them!