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Cleaning feeder and waterer

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jackhorn01, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. jackhorn01

    jackhorn01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am cleaning my feeder and waterer once a week with a little bit of dish soap and water. Is this good enough being that my set up is closed in and everything is completely protected from the weather? Is the dish soap ok to use on their stuff?
     
  2. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure whether or not its OK to use,but i always clean mine with water and a sponge.
     
  3. jackhorn01

    jackhorn01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome scripture quote. Also, how often do you clean yours? My feeder and waterer are hanging and are also fully enclosed from the elements outside so once a week should be good right?
     
  4. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My feeder and waterer are protected from the weather.

    Since I've switched (2 months ago) from the quart jar to the 5 gallon feeder/waterer. I have never have cleaned the feeder and I rinse out the waterer with a hose when I refill.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The feeder/waterer in the coop are fully protected(obviously) so i clean them on as need basis, the waterer is mostly a tip each day and scrub every couple.. i have a bucket brush(stole that from the horses lol) that does a nice job of getting the ring clean on the waterer.. it's a small one as i only have 4 birds.
     
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Same here.

    And yes, dish soap is fine for washing waterers/feeders.
     
  7. Wissa38

    Wissa38 Out Of The Brooder

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    I clean my waterers with dish soap and water once a week. That keeps the scum down. I also add natural apple cider vinegar in the summer.

    Really I find that if we watch the waterers out with the hose often we don't have an issue.
     
  8. Sandyd

    Sandyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the waterers get real gunky, I use peroxide.
     
  9. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I clean mine when ever there looking real dirty.
     
  10. jackhorn01

    jackhorn01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all who replied.
     

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