NEED HELP.......Odor in the water feeder yuck!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Luv Favorelles, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Luv Favorelles

    Luv Favorelles Out Of The Brooder

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    Well as my Favorelles grew older I realized there was more of a foul odor in the water feeder. When I wiped the insides with a paper towel, there was scum I had wiped off. I know what's causing this problem. My chickens decide to take a dump in the water so it gets suck into the "vaccum" and later smells terrible. I tried putting vinegar but that didn't work. I even had to bleach and rinse it over and over but I want to use a safer and quicker way. I do know how to prevent this but even if I raise the water feeder with wood blocks, my chicks would still be able to use the restroom in the water! Should I upgrade or what?
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  2. bnewns

    bnewns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    use waterbottles or nipples, the other thing that you could use is the soda fountain water trough (like a bird glass tube waterer)
     
  3. Luv Favorelles

    Luv Favorelles Out Of The Brooder

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    Well thank you for your suggestion! [​IMG]I'll think about all my suggestions including yours. All is helpful and l need all the help i can get! [​IMG]
     
  4. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might consider hanging the waterer so they don't sit on it or the edge...that way they can't poo in it.
     

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