purple water addictive

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by archerobx, May 15, 2009.

  1. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My father in law had chickens 55 years ago and he keeps telling me I need to add a cap full of purple liquid to the water. He doesnt remeber what its called or what it does.

    Can some one help, its getting to the point everytime I see him he askes me about it.

    thanks
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wazine is a purple-ish liquid, it's a wormer though. Does he mean dye? Blue or purple dye added to water sometimes increases water consumption.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  4. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what does potassium permanganate do?, lol

    Should I be adding potassium permanganate or dye to my water?

    I also go one hen thats at the bottom of the pecking order and he told me to put pine tar on it. Its working, is this another olde tyme solution?

    thanks
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Pine tar does work to keep chickens from picking that spot again. But, it won't protect some other spot on the chicken that they decide to pick on later.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The Wikipedia article tells how it is used. It's not about the color. It supposedly is a disinfectant. ACV or a small amount of bleach (if you have well water) are much safer. They can overdose on potassium. Pine tar is still used by some for pecking problems. Works, but messy. Most prefer Blu-Kote as it can be sprayed on and also works fine.
     
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  7. archerobx

    archerobx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read wiki but didnt see how was used to water chickens, lol..

    thanks for the help with my silly questions
     

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