Plastic Codes Question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by enggass, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What Code Number is the best/safest type of plastic to use for a feed or water container. What would have the least 'leaching'? Codes are 1-7...
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. brendapa

    brendapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Steve,

    I feel if I can drink from plastic water bottles, soda bottles, iced tea from deli take out & the roach coaches in Philly so can the chickens.

    Brenda in PA
     
  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Maybe once or twice. But reuse of certain plastics causes them to break down. This breakdown can leach into the water thus into your chickens.
    My concern is a container used as a nipple waterer. Being used over and over again...
     

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