Algae in waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BoerneChickens, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. BoerneChickens

    BoerneChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having a terrible time keeping my waterers algae free in the heat of the summer. I have read that putting a tsp of cholrine bleach for each gallon of water will help but I wasn't sure how to tell the concentration of the bleach to know if I should put less than that.

    Does anyone add chlorine bleach to the water for their chickens to keep algae and slime growth down?
     
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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  4. BoerneChickens

    BoerneChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where do you find Oxine? I read the article and that sounds like a great solution for me - I like the idea of keeping everything under the "approved organic" list
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can keep the water completely out of the sun you should not have problems with algae at least i don't.
     
  6. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use 1 teaspoon of bleach in my 5 gal. waterer. It seems to keep the slime down pretty good, and the chickens don't seem to mind. I also give it a good cleaning once a week.
     

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