Cleaning Green Waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AccentOnHakes, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Songster

    Oct 2, 2009
    Just in case someone else really needed a solution.

    NOTE: Only works if you have a small amount of waterers, or a LOT of time on your hands.

    My 1-gallon plastic waterer got algae in the swirly part that keeps the base and jar together. UGH. Water won't wash it out because the entrance in that area is too small. It's really not that hard to clean it out, just requires a bit of thinking that sometimes we are too lazy to do. [​IMG]

    1 paper towel
    1 toothpick

    1. Rip off a small section of the paper towel.
    2. Wet the paper towel with water.
    3. Wrap the end of the toothpick in the wet paper towel.
    4. Insert toothpick into green area.
    5. Follow the groove.
    6. Repeat.

    Ta-da! Your waterer is now clear again. [​IMG]

  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    A little bit of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) mixed with their water every day will alleviate the algae. Try ACV and you won't have to use the pick solution.

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