Water Hose Question

plapczynski

Songster
11 Years
Feb 3, 2008
113
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149
Chillicothe, OH
Any problem with giving chicks water from a hose?

I know that some people say not to drink water from a garden hose, but I have most of my life.

Any known problems in doing this?
 

Justino

♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫
12 Years
Dec 21, 2007
5,110
38
281
KY
Quote:that is all my chickens drink....what else could u give them? LOL
 

healingdeva

Chirping
11 Years
Mar 19, 2008
37
4
77
Funny, I was thinking about that today. We have a filter on our indoor tap to filter our drinking water and that's what we give to the dogs and what our girls have had so far.

So, for the most part, folks simply give tap water to their chickens?
 

chcknrs

Songster
11 Years
Mar 7, 2008
646
4
151
Kelso, WA
I let the hose run until standing water is out of it. If the hose is in the sun, you can tell this by the water running cold.
 

S0rcy

Songster
11 Years
Apr 3, 2008
226
0
129
Willamette Valley Oregon
It would really depend on your water source I believe. Our water is well water and is clean as a new day. Downtown however people don't want to use the city water because it's not treated as well as they'd like and sometimes smells funny. They put a filter on their outdoor hoses, it can be gotten at any home improvement center in the watering section. I found a good one in the microwatering supplies.
 

crooked stripe

Songster
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
846
5
161
N.E Ohio- Suffield
I have also heard about not drinking water out of a garden hose. Something to do with the plastics in the hose. I figure if they can drink out of a poopy puddle what could a hose hurt. I have been drinking from a hose for years and besides my memory loss, stuttering and twitching I don't see the difference. John
 

Featherland

Songster
12 Years
Dec 28, 2007
766
8
163
Missouri
Garden hoses can have lead that leaches into the water. We have a travel trailer and we have to use special drinking water hoses that are white.
 

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