Cleaning feeders and waterers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RedJasper, May 28, 2010.

  1. RedJasper

    RedJasper Out Of The Brooder

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    What are the best products for cleaning the chick and chicken feeders and waterers? Is a regular dish soap OK? I am trying to "go green". Can vinegar or hydrogen peroxide be used?

    The dish soap I have is certified bio-degradable and safe for aquatic life. It is Planet brand. Is this OK?
     
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used cider vinegar and water. And add a few drops the the adult birds'water as it helps keep their gut in good working order.
     
  3. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is also what I do.
     
  4. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't wash mine with any cleaner.For the older chicks and the hens I clean their waterers about once a week. I dump the out and since them good with just water. If there is an dirt or slime starting to form I just wipe it down with hand under running water. A few times this winter is was pretty cold but most of the year it works fine for me.

    For chicks under 5 weeks old I clean their waterer once or twice a day. Agin only using my hand to wipe it down. No soap.

    I probably should be doing something better but this seems to work. Chickens are not very fussy. They seem to prefer to drink from a mud puddle than a clean waterer.
     

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