Bleach in water???!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hikerfrog99, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. hikerfrog99

    hikerfrog99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe I don't know much about chickens but I heard today that someone puts a few drops of bleach in the waterer to keep the water clean and prevent worms? Is this really true?!!! If not I'm going to give this person a piece of my mind!
     
  2. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hikerfrog99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it really keep the worms away though? I use ACV but I am using it just to help them with stress. We just added a too so I figured they would be stressed
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't imagine it would prevent worms, but you'll never be able to convenience the person who told you. I don't bleach my water and I've never had worms...they'll say they've always bleached their water and never had worms.......not necessarily cause and effect, is it?

    I add bleach to water I store for emergencies, not much just enough to keep nasties from growing in it if it gets too warm. Not a problem to drink. Just not necessary for fresh water for birds. If you have a larger waterer it may keep algae growth down, lots of folks add it to livestock water tanks.
     
  5. Dee5385

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    Just learning about worms....what causes worms in the chickens?
     
  6. hikerfrog99

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    Good question Dee. I honestly don't know. I'm in the learning process too. I would like to know what you can use as a preventative.
     
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  7. JaceAgain

    JaceAgain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It shouldn't hurt. We have a water softener system and part of that is dumping a gallon of bleach in the water tank (to help with the sulfer smell maybe?) Anyway. I'm still here and we've been drinking it for awhile :D
     

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