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Algae growth in water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MikeTheGardener, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. MikeTheGardener

    MikeTheGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no doubt I am not alone when I ask this question and that it has been asked before ... so if it has I apologize in advance ... I use a 5 gallon watering container for my girls, and I notice that it gets algae build up ... what would you recommend that I do to "combat" this issue?
     
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    This is what I use and have read many posts recommending it here as well.
    I also change the water frequently and do a scrub out on the water dishes with good ole dish soap once a week.

    http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar.html

    1 tablespoon to the gallon works well and will not harm the chickens. It is actually good for them.
    I do not use the distilled or filtered vinegar since the "mother" is what is needed.

    I hope this helps.

    Babs
     
  3. Heather7

    Heather7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I use apple cider vinegar. Don't have any issues other than random grass being kicked in
     
  4. MikeTheGardener

    MikeTheGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, I will give it a try ... I do wash out the bowl part of it once a week so I will continue that
     
  5. MikeTheGardener

    MikeTheGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks ... that's two votes for apple cider vinegar ... I will give it a go
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Are you using a Plastic or Galvanized watering container?

    If your using a Galvanized watering container don't use Apple Cider Vinegar in it.
     

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