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Cleaning feeder and waterer

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I am cleaning my feeder and waterer once a week with a little bit of dish soap and water. Is this good enough being that my set up is closed in and everything is completely protected from the weather? Is the dish soap ok to use on their stuff?

1 gold laced cochin roo, 1 Heritage bronze turkey, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 barred rocks, 3 buff orphingtons, 1 partridge rock, 2 jersey giants, 2 red stars, 3 cuckoo marans, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 White Marans, 3 White Leghorns, 2 Ameraucanas, 2 rambunctious kittens, a bunny, a spoiled rotten lab mix, 1 wife, 1 daughter, and a bun in the oven.   ~~~Proverbs 3:5-6
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1 gold laced cochin roo, 1 Heritage bronze turkey, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 barred rocks, 3 buff orphingtons, 1 partridge rock, 2 jersey giants, 2 red stars, 3 cuckoo marans, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 White Marans, 3 White Leghorns, 2 Ameraucanas, 2 rambunctious kittens, a bunny, a spoiled rotten lab mix, 1 wife, 1 daughter, and a bun in the oven.   ~~~Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #2 of 10

Not sure whether or not its OK to use,but i always clean mine with water and a sponge.

Romans 8:38-39

For i am convinced that neither death nor life,neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers,neither height depth,nor anything else in all creation,will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                           

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Romans 8:38-39

For i am convinced that neither death nor life,neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers,neither height depth,nor anything else in all creation,will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                           

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post #3 of 10
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Awesome scripture quote. Also, how often do you clean yours? My feeder and waterer are hanging and are also fully enclosed from the elements outside so once a week should be good right?

1 gold laced cochin roo, 1 Heritage bronze turkey, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 barred rocks, 3 buff orphingtons, 1 partridge rock, 2 jersey giants, 2 red stars, 3 cuckoo marans, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 White Marans, 3 White Leghorns, 2 Ameraucanas, 2 rambunctious kittens, a bunny, a spoiled rotten lab mix, 1 wife, 1 daughter, and a bun in the oven.   ~~~Proverbs 3:5-6
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1 gold laced cochin roo, 1 Heritage bronze turkey, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 barred rocks, 3 buff orphingtons, 1 partridge rock, 2 jersey giants, 2 red stars, 3 cuckoo marans, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 White Marans, 3 White Leghorns, 2 Ameraucanas, 2 rambunctious kittens, a bunny, a spoiled rotten lab mix, 1 wife, 1 daughter, and a bun in the oven.   ~~~Proverbs 3:5-6
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post #4 of 10

My feeder and waterer are protected from the weather.

 

Since I've switched (2 months ago) from the quart jar to the 5 gallon feeder/waterer.  I have never have cleaned the feeder and I rinse out the waterer with a hose when I refill.


Edited by The Lazy L - 9/19/12 at 12:01pm
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Disclaimer:  I have not slept in any hotel recently nor am I a certified web lawyer.  Opinions expressed are by a cowpoke who believes the year is 1868.
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post #5 of 10

The feeder/waterer in the coop are fully protected(obviously) so i clean them on as need basis, the waterer is mostly a tip each day and scrub every couple.. i have a bucket brush(stole that from the horses lol) that does a nice job of getting the ring clean on the waterer.. it's a small one as i only have 4 birds.

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Ducks- Muscovy, Calls, Buff orpington & Pekin  

 

Chickens- Ameraucana, Ameraucana x(ie Easter Eggers), Silkies, Showgirls, Malines, Bielefelder & Bantam Cochin

 

Plus Miniature horses, Sheep & lionhead rabbits, Plus fish, dogs, cats & parrots.

 

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~ Firefly Farms home to

 

Ducks- Muscovy, Calls, Buff orpington & Pekin  

 

Chickens- Ameraucana, Ameraucana x(ie Easter Eggers), Silkies, Showgirls, Malines, Bielefelder & Bantam Cochin

 

Plus Miniature horses, Sheep & lionhead rabbits, Plus fish, dogs, cats & parrots.

 

"Tough times don't last, but Tough People do....."

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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by The Lazy L View Post

My feeder and waterer are protected from the weather.

 

Since I've switched (2 months ago) from the quart jar to the 5 gallon feeder/waterer.  I have never have cleaned the feeder and I rinse out the waterer with a hose when I refill.

Same here. 

 

And yes, dish soap is fine for washing waterers/feeders.

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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post #7 of 10

I clean my waterers with dish soap and water once a week. That keeps the scum down. I also add natural apple cider vinegar in the summer.

 

Really I find that if we watch the waterers out with the hose often we don't have an issue.

post #8 of 10

If the waterers get real gunky, I use peroxide.

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by jackhorn01 View Post

Awesome scripture quote. Also, how often do you clean yours? My feeder and waterer are hanging and are also fully enclosed from the elements outside so once a week should be good right?

Thanks!

 

I clean mine when ever there looking real dirty.

Romans 8:38-39

For i am convinced that neither death nor life,neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers,neither height depth,nor anything else in all creation,will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                           

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Romans 8:38-39

For i am convinced that neither death nor life,neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers,neither height depth,nor anything else in all creation,will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                           

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post #10 of 10
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Thanks to all who replied.

1 gold laced cochin roo, 1 Heritage bronze turkey, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 barred rocks, 3 buff orphingtons, 1 partridge rock, 2 jersey giants, 2 red stars, 3 cuckoo marans, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 White Marans, 3 White Leghorns, 2 Ameraucanas, 2 rambunctious kittens, a bunny, a spoiled rotten lab mix, 1 wife, 1 daughter, and a bun in the oven.   ~~~Proverbs 3:5-6
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1 gold laced cochin roo, 1 Heritage bronze turkey, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 barred rocks, 3 buff orphingtons, 1 partridge rock, 2 jersey giants, 2 red stars, 3 cuckoo marans, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 White Marans, 3 White Leghorns, 2 Ameraucanas, 2 rambunctious kittens, a bunny, a spoiled rotten lab mix, 1 wife, 1 daughter, and a bun in the oven.   ~~~Proverbs 3:5-6
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