PVC waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chrissk, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. chrissk

    chrissk Hatching

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    made a 4” pvc. 3 nipple waterer for my small flock. I’ve noticed a nasty odor in the tube between fillings.
    How do you keep odors down and keep water clean and healthy. I just keep a loose cap on the fill top. Thanks
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I had the same thing happen with mine. Then I hooked it up to a recirculation pump. Still happened. I abandoned the entire thing for this and it is working great. I dump and refill it twice a week and the water is always clear and has no odor in it. I keep it in the coop completely out of the sun.
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  3. Steven Bussell

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    Can you take a picture of it? Is it made with black pipe? Setting in the sun? Are you venting it ?
     

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  4. chrissk

    chrissk Hatching

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    Can’t upload photos. White pvc. Holds about 5 gallons.
     

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    Oops. There they are. Lol
     
  6. Steven Bussell

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    Nice setup..... I don't see anything wrong at all...
    How old is it?
    Maybe drain it and add less water.
    I can fill 6 gallons in mine. But they only use 2 gallons a day. So I only keep 3 gallons in it at a time.
    To me fresh water means adding or changing it every day.
    I'm not worried about not having to add water. I don't mind doing it every day... I just don't want them to run out of it
     

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