My husband has mentioned we have a high level of phosphates in our water. I was wondering what effect that might have on my chickens (and rabbits). I have been breeding rabbits for many years and now I am not getting many babies. And my hatch rates for baby chicks is very low. Could high levels of phosphates in my water have anything to do with my problems? I tried looking this up on the computer but I am lost on a computer. (I can barely find you-guys) I did find one site that mentions toxemia in pregnancy which has something to do with the umbilical cord becoming detached from the uterine wall. Can anyone help me with this matter?????