In the Brooder
- Aug 26, 2014
Thinking of making a rainwater automatic water system.for my chickens. Anyone using rain water for chickens
The roof is asphalt shingle, is that bad
The fact that some washes off doesn't mean that it's dangerous.My wife did an organic gardening course a couple years ago, run by science-y type folks. They said it had been shown that the tar/asphalt of such roofs does wash off and end up in the run-off water. Makes sense. I wouldn't use it if you plan to eat the eggs, organs or the meat of your chickens.
The fact that some washes off doesn't mean that it's dangerous.
If you're worried about it, make a diverter - so the first couple of minutes of rainwater gets discarded before starting to fill your cistern.