What to feed chickens to lay more eggs. - Page 34
Distilled Water - - - - -
True distilled water - ultra pure distilled water - as in zero ions and impurities is a very dangerous solvent. It can corrode and dissolve all kinds of things. This, of course, only goes on as long as it's pure. As soon as you dissolve something in it, it stops being pure and its corrosive ability starts going down rapidly.
Almost no home still can get water this pure in one pass through the still.
But, if you are getting high quality distilled water and have ANY metals (copper pipe?) plastics (PVC pipe?) or much else except glass in it, you are drinking those impurities.
Metal salts (like galvanized fittings, cadmium Plating etc) can be very toxic!
Even a lot of glass has impurities in it.
My Serama laid through the Winter last year here in Central Florida.
It may be because I stuff them like Christmas Geese?
I finely mince a Cucumber every morning and mix it into their crumble.
I give them about twice the amount that they can eat.
At the end of the day I let them free range in the paddock for an hour.
(I have to stand guard & play goalie. Serama are Hawk-candy)
I take their leftover crumble and add water.
They gobble this mash down like it is ice cream.
Funny thing is, if rain gets on it during the day, they avoid it like poison
But when I put water on it, they consider it to be Ambrosia.
Their crops are stuffed when they go to bed.
I'm about to add Sunflower Microgreens to their diets.
They are 24-30% protein with massive amounts of other nutrients.