Is my water safe??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchickjess, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. newchickjess

    newchickjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a concern about my tap water. I live in a rural community on a public water system and sometimes when the owner treats it, it has a heavy chlorine smell to it. Should I filter the water for my chicks when I get them? Thanks in advance for the advice!
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be fine, if you are really are concerned about whether it is safe or not you can filter but my hairdresser who lives in the country gets it once in a while and hers are fine.
     
  3. newchickjess

    newchickjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! I just want to keep them healthy!
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome. Here is my advice to you. Don't worry about the chlorine smell in tap water.


    More than 61% of the total phosphorus of egg yolk is contained in phospholipids. The major inorganic components of egg white are sulfur, potassium, sodium, and chlorine.

    http://indianchickens.com/consultancy content/Hatchery unit/Chemical Composition of Egg.html

    Chlorine is so necessary to an egg, that if the hen can't get the inorganic chlorine she needs from her diet she will synthetize an organic chlorine inside her body. Anyway, Chlorine in the water supply has been the most amazing and beneficial advance in health since the invention of caves which led to humans first cooking our food..
     
  5. newchickjess

    newchickjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, the more I learn each day is amazing! Thanks again
     

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