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Old Mar 20th 2011, 09:49 AM   #1
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
How much water should 3 breed doe's and one buck drink per day ? Im in central misssouri .
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Old Mar 20th 2011, 09:57 AM   #2
  Sep 2010
  Wykoff, MN
My opinion is 1-11/2 Gallon per deer per day on average.
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Old Mar 20th 2011, 12:16 PM   #3
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
I would also say at least a gallon per deer if not more. If there is snow on the ground they probably won't go through a gallon per deer but otherwise they most likely will.
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Old Mar 20th 2011, 12:29 PM   #4
  Jul 2010
  Waynesboro, Pa 17268
Im not sure how much water they drink. But i know they get it not only from the water we put in our pens but also in there diet. Plant life and the digestion process itself. I do know from talking to some of the Urine guys in our industry that they can collect up to a gallon of urine from one doe in one night. So i would think it would be a considerable amount more then what they are passing.

I know for us here that one of our pens went through 5 gallons a day during the winter. ( when water intake is suppose to go down) between 3 deer. Another pen would do 5 gallons every two days between 4 of them. So i just think it has a lot to do with size, condition, and diet in your animals. You know whats funny about it all is that you can have a freshly filled pail in there and they will still choose to drink out of a puddle.LOL But We try to keep it fresh and clean as often as possible.

I would be interested to see if someone has actually measured the amount of water it would be nice bit of info to know.
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