Cleaning feeders/waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MissouriChick, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. MissouriChick

    MissouriChick In the Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    Jefferson City, MO
    I was curious as to what kind of brushes you all use to scrub your feeders/waterers? I got this thinish brush that you can use to scrub your grout with, thinking that it would be good for the tight areas but the bristles are too rigid and it takes forever to get the bigger areas really clean. Maybe those little squat brushes you can use to clean vegetables with?
    What do you suggest?
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009
  2. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I got the same kind of brush and I think the over time the bristles will get softer. I hope anyway! Let me know!
  3. Garden Gal

    Garden Gal Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I use "recycled" Scooby Dos (what we use on our pots/pans in the kitchen.) They work great and are easy to fold up and get in the tight little spaces.
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I purchase the same type of scrubbers that I use for my pots and pans when I was dishes. I purchase separate scrubbers for the waterers and feeders. Works very well.
  5. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I use the teflon scrubbers as well. I get them at the dollar tree. I keep a set outside by the coops and one inside for the brooders. They clean very well and do not scratch the plastic.
  6. wohneli

    wohneli Songster

    Oct 6, 2008
    I use my finger and the hose.
  7. felidaet

    felidaet Songster

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    I am also using my fingers and a hose. Seems to work good. I have a feeling though that I will be looking for a different method by mid November. [​IMG]
  8. Pine Acres Peeps

    Pine Acres Peeps Songster

    May 24, 2009
    Citronelle, Alabama
    I use a hose daily on my feeders and waters, unless they have not pooped on them that day, very rare that they haven't.
    I wash in a big bleach and detergent bucket every few days.
    Then I pressure wash the chick brooders when they need it, they stay pretty clean though, to bad to, I love to use a pressure washer!! Don't ask I'm weird.
  9. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

    Mar 7, 2009
    I use a baby bottle brush.
  10. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I use those little green scrubby pads that you find at the dollar store...6 of them in a bunch. Isn't it wierd how the waterer can get slimy every single day? What IS that?

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