can the 'slim' that builds up in waterers be a catalyst for illness?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hutch, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. hutch

    hutch New Egg

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    Jun 6, 2010
    we have several bins in an incubator room with small hatchlings.... can the build up of 'slim' around the tray in the waterers be a cause of disease to the birds? the temp (of course in an incubator room) is very warm and would be an ideal place for something to spread.... am i wasting my time clearing all matter off each time i change water? and which diseases can be spread?

    hutch
     
  2. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    I'd like to know this too. I've always assumed that it could..
     
  3. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    i have no idea. but to get rid of it, put some ACV (apple cider vinager) in their water. it gets rid of slime and its good for them!
     

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