Water quality

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jatsma, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. jatsma

    jatsma Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2015
    Canada, Saskatchewan
    Are chickens picky with water? We have VERY hard water where we live and its sandy, with dirt and lots of iron - will they drink it or do we have to buy clean water?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    They will be fine

  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think you will find given the choice most chicken would drink out of a mud puddle and be perfectly content...

    Hard water is fine, but if you use nipples you very well might have issues with the sand and floaters, a sediment filter would be beneficial in this case...
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