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You are What You Eat
The birds we use for food do not have valves in their esophagus as humans, so they need to tip up their heads as they drink and eat. Positioning feeder and drinker levels to be at or just above where the neck meets the body is a preferred feeding method. Be sure that bell-type drinkers are adequately weighted in their ballasts to prevent spillage. Use a waterer location rotation program with these hanging drinkers to help eliminate wet spots in the litter.
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Fount type drinkers that sit on the floor can be raised using blocks and other supports to help raise the equipment to the proper feeding level. Having the equipment adjusted as the bird ages ensures that feed and water are properly being delivered.