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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JacksFlock, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. JacksFlock

    JacksFlock In the Brooder

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    A place nearby is selling their waterers and feeders. I need to get a larger feeder and waterer, but I'm paranoid of bringing in a disease from another place.

    Is it best to just buy these items new?
     

  2. Andi

    Andi Songster

    Nothing wrong with recycling or bargains. Just sanitize whatever you get.
     
  3. JacksFlock

    JacksFlock In the Brooder

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    Another stupid question: How do I properly sanitize these to assure I don't make my chicks sick?
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I scrub off anything caked on, soak in a bucket of bleach and water for about an hour, and then run through the dishwasher.
     
  5. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chirping

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    A 10% bleach solution is generally enough to do it. After the bleach solution, scrub with warm, soapy water and rinse well.
     
  6. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    [​IMG] Bargains! we all love a good bargain! Simply wash those used dishes in some hot, soapy water, then rinse in a mild bleach/water mix & rinse with plain water.
     
  7. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

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    I would scrub with soap and water, really blast them with a spray from a hose to make sure cracks and crevices are cleaned, then take them apart , soak in bleach water for a few hours , rinse well, and then leave in the sun for a few days. Sun is a great sanitizer.
     

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