Rainwater off of an asphalt shingle roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Country Hen, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Country Hen

    Country Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to put two rainbarrels on the corners of my coop, but the coop is new as are the shingles. Are there chemicals that could make the hens sick?

    Country Hen
     
  2. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it will not make them sick, we have a downspout which feeds a barrel outside for them to drink from. As a matter of fact we catch out roof rain water into a modern cistern system for whole house use, we run it through a filter system before it comes into the house. it has tested out cleaner before the filters than the national clean water standards and almost none detected after the filters. And it is free and replenishes the 3000gl tank about every 9 days.
     
  3. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, you should not have a problem.
     
  4. Country Hen

    Country Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. That will make the watering chore much easier. We're almost done with our coop and I can't wait to get my chickens.[​IMG]
     

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