Originally Posted by Dandelioness
We have a big plastic stock tank. You're right, Bogtown, ACV is a big no-no for any metal waterer.
From what I've read, the goldfish are cold hardy and can stay in a big stock tank all year, but the sucker fish will die in the cold.
I've been putting the vinegar in the stock tank to prevent algae build up, and we just keep topping it off. I could bathe in the thing with a couple friends, it's huge.
I think I'll try the goldfish now & the sucker when it warms up. The kids like petting the cats and rabbits, so it helps with chore time - I've always got a buddy. I think the fish would be fun to watch. From what I've read, they eat up larvae plus random leaves and straw that fall in there.
Thanks for the mosquito dunk idea, everyone. I'll keep that in my back pocket, too.
I like the idea of bullheads, too. We have a little river nearby where they are prevalent. Might be good to see if they'll eat up that algae & goldfish poo.
Holm, you must have a great water setup! But I suppose you'd need to with that many cattle! I can't imagine lugging buckets or even running the hose every day for so many.
Klop Klop, I used those cup waterers last year (love Cornerstone!) and they kept leaking, from the bucket where I installed them. How did you prevent that? We tried a few things and went back to those heavy waterers, white & red with the black handle. No biggie to order the bell type, we're small scale commercial & will make it back.
Glad to hear about all the healthy calves. We may get a steer or two this year. No milk cow yet, we need to get a milking facility set up. Plus a dedicated rabbit colony. And those bee hives to build. We love the sheep so much, I hope to get a couple pregnant ewes soon, we just have wethers for meat now.
Ralphie, with so many eggs and a new bator, you should be seeing some good hatches soon. Too bad about the PCs.
Good night, all!