Oxine in a Bird Bath?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by MichelleT, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. MichelleT

    MichelleT Songster

    Sep 20, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Hello everyone! I wasn’t exactly sure where to post this, but since my birdbath is in my garden I felt this was the closest spot.:)

    I have, for quite a while now, been using oxine to disinfect my coop, feeders and waterers. I know that some even put it in poultry and livestock water.

    I have two water features in our garden area. One is very easy to clean and maintain. The other, not so much…

    What I am wondering is:
    if I put oxine in that water feature/bird bath, would that help to keep down algae growth and other slime so that I don’t have to do the deep-clean as often? Birds do visit this feature, bathe, and drink. If I add oxine, what would be a safe level of concentration?

    Thanks folks!!
  2. SilkieNation

    SilkieNation Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    Rhode Island

    Scrub it out every few days with apple cider vinegar and rinse.

    That's all I have to say.

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