Is it safe for chickens to drink rusty water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TSW99, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use well water for my birds and recently the water has gone rusty. the water is orange with rust and I'm wondering if its safe for my chickens and ducks to drink.
     
  2. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know if it's safe, but I wouldn't drink it, so I would never give it to my chickens.
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little extra iron is safe. Their bodies like ours need iron. However an excess can cause problems.
     
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you using a water softener?
     
  5. TSW99

    TSW99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the inside of the tank is rusted
     

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