Metal waterer stinks!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Berritt, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Berritt

    Berritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2010
    Even after a good washing, even after soaking in a little bleach. It will be ok for a day after the good cleaning, but then just stinks. (It never was like that at the beginning) I stopped using it and want to get a new waterer.
    What should I get?
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    I have both a metal and plastic waterer and they both stink after a day or two, unless I put apple cider vinegar in the water.
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    I use a plastic waterer. Every night when I lock my chickens in their coop I wash/rinse the waterer using a drop of dish detergent and a small brush. Only takes a minute. I let it dry overnight and refill and put it out the next morning. I don't have any odor problem.

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