We're on well water here at the Bersbach Bungalow, and when we had it tested, the Culligan man said "Wow, you folks have some really funky water!" Although the well water is fine to drink (ie, it's not going to kill us) it tastes just horrible. It tested at 80 ppm, too hard to be corrected with a filter, so the human inhabitants at the Bungalow drink trucked-in bottled water. Currently, I'm watering our young hens with bottled water, on the theory that the "blech" water taste could affect the taste of their eggs when they begin to lay. Has anyone had problems with this? I don't really want to keep them on bottled water forever, but as our main motivation in getting chickens is to have fresh, delicious eggs, I'm leery of jeopardizing our future omelettes by switching to the well water. Any thoughts?