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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by daniel-delarosa, Jul 27, 2011.
I was wondering if any of y'all put bleach in your chicken water to keep it from growing mold.
I've not heard of this before? I'm sure others will come by though.
*Ratio of Clorox Bleach to Water for Purification
2 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per quart of water
8 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per gallon of water
1/2 teaspoon Regular Clorox Bleach per five gallons of water
If water is cloudy, double the recommended dosages of Clorox Bleach.
(Only use Regular Clorox Bleach (not Fresh Scent or Lemon Fresh). To insure that Clorox Bleach is at its full strength, replace your storage bottle every three months.)
I bleach their fountains and pails when cleaning them, but not directly the water. They get fresh water every day anyhow.
Good to know, thanks.
I only use bleach to clean the waterer to kill any alge or mold that starts. I don't bleach the water I give the chickens, I don't feed my chickens chlorine for the same reason that so many people try to get the chlorine out of the water THEY drink. You should have no problem with mold or alge if you add ACV, (Apple Cider Vinegar) to the water at a rate of 1 tablespoon/gallon of water. It is good for their health, and the acidity prevents or slows green growth. That along with regular water changes and there should be no problem. Good luck.
Yes, we have a small commercial layer barn with couple hundred feet of nipple watering lines and we inject bleach into the system at about 10-12 ppm to keep stuff from growing in the plumbing.
Quote:I clean with soap and bleach solution every week or two but I don't bleach the water.
I change the water and forcefully rinse out the waterers twice daily.
Hubby has promised me an automatic waterer as soon as it's cool enough to dig the trench!