how do I stop water bacteria in my bucket water system

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    Oneofthempeople Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to to chickens and just looking to see what people do to stop bacteria build up in there water system. I have 4 chickens and smaller 4x4x4ish coop with a 2'x8' run under it. I made a 4 gallon bucket water system inside the coop that feeds pvc pipes that feeds nipples, 2 inside the coop and 2 outside in the run with a valve shut off to the outside so I can shut the outside down now that winter has set in. The pvc pipe has a temp controlled heat tape on it so it does not freeze and to help keep the coop warm. I have already ran into a problem with bacteria building up in the buckets and I have to take the coop roof off to clean the buckets. I use apple cider vinegar in the water because I was told it would slow the bacteria build up. (not sure how much it has helped). Looking for Ideas of what I can do to stop the problem. Thanks for any Ideas


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