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I have a concern about my tap water. I live in a rural community on a public water system and sometimes when the owner treats it, it has a heavy chlorine smell to it. Should I filter the water for my chicks when I get them? Thanks in advance for the advice!
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It should be fine, if you are really are concerned about whether it is safe or not you can filter but my hairdresser who lives in the country gets it once in a while and hers are fine.

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Thanks so much! I just want to keep them healthy!
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Originally Posted by newchickjess View Post

I have a concern about my tap water. ..... it has a heavy chlorine smell to it. Should I filter the water for my chicks when I get them? Thanks in advance for the advice!

 

You're welcome.  Here is my advice to you.  Don't worry about the chlorine smell in tap water.

 

 

More than 61% of the total phosphorus of egg yolk is contained in phospholipids. The major inorganic components of egg white are sulfur, potassium, sodium, and chlorine.

 

http://indianchickens.com/consultancy%20content/Hatchery%20unit/Chemical%20Composition%20of%20Egg.html

 

Chlorine is so necessary to an egg, that if the hen can't get the inorganic chlorine she needs from her diet she will synthetize an organic chlorine inside her body.  Anyway, Chlorine in the water supply has been the most amazing and beneficial advance in health since the invention of caves which led to humans first cooking our food..  

Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Keep your chickens safe from predators, buy and wear fur. 
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Wow, the more I learn each day is amazing! Thanks again
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