Water turns green

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by clemson11, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. clemson11

    clemson11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is their anything safe I can add to my water, so it will not turn green. I guess I should say not turn my water bucket green.
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I just keep mine completely out of the sun and that helps keep the water cool in the summer also.

    Other people on here do add stuff so they can tell you about that.
     
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  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ACV will help too (apple cider vinegar).
     
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Apple Cider Vinegar will work, but don't use it in metal containers.
     
  5. mkearsley

    mkearsley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How much per quart or gallon? I've got 2 quart waterers & a gallon waterer that are used during the summer (they're scattered throughout the back yard so the birds don't have to go too far for water).
     
  6. clemson11

    clemson11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the info, I will give it a try!!!
     
  7. aceoftrumps

    aceoftrumps Out Of The Brooder

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    I use ACV and have no more problem with algae....and I live in the deep south. The birds don't seem to mind it.

    Kurt
     
  8. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How much per quart or gallon? I've got 2 quart waterers & a gallon waterer that are used during the summer (they're scattered throughout the back yard so the birds don't have to go too far for water).

    I use 1-2 tablespoons per gallon.
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes you do want to keep your waterers out of the sun and that along with ACV will help, but good cleaning practices are the most preventitive. Clean very well in a dilluted bleach solution rinse well do this twice a week and you will have algea free waterers.

    AL
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Hey Kurt. What city?
     

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