How frequently do you totally clean out PVC feeder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Life is Good!, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    suburbia Chicagoland
    I've made a "L" shaped pvc feeder - been in use now for 6wks - it seems clean enough (chicks cannot poop into it, so it's just got a small amount of 'feed dust' along the back edge where it meets the wall). But I'll need to refill it soon. That would seem to be an optimal time to dis-mount it from the wall and totally wash it out.

    Yes? No? How long do you go between washes for a 50# bag of feed to go through?


  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Now I am kinda a clean freak when it comes to waterers and feeders. Though some may not think so when they visit.

    You, on the other hand, seem more so than I am!

    I think you are good for about another 2-3 months.

    When they have spit, rubbed and gotten some chick slobber on it then I clean it. But I want to see a difference when I clean it so it has to have at at least 3 mud smears before I do anything. [​IMG]
  3. huntsman

    huntsman Songster

    Jan 8, 2010
    South Africa
    I'm having a lousy day and that reply popped a small ray of sunlight into the dark...


    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011

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