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 Hatching

    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?

  2. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

    Jun 22, 2009
    I'd like to know this too. I've always assumed that it could..
  3. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    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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