Water Hose Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by plapczynski, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:that is all my chickens drink....what else could u give them? LOL
     
  3. healingdeva

    healingdeva Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  4. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been giving tap water in the house, plain old county water. Outside will probably be another story.
     
  5. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give all mine water from the hose, until they get older and free range, at which time they all pretty much drink from the pond in the yard...I have well water though, not city water.
     
  7. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  8. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
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  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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