Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sonjak65, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. sonjak65

    sonjak65 Hatching

    Aug 22, 2013
    Any thoughts on how to keep water clean longer?
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I give fresh water daily. I have a 3 gallon waterer, but I carry a gallon of fresh water twice a day in the summer and once in the winter. I also have separate containers I use for Gatorade when it's really hot outside and I will fill those up with plain water if there's no Gatorade in them.

    By doing this, I only wash out and disinfect with oxine when it starts to look a little dirty on the bottom. It doesn't get that dirty often. I'm pretty anal about keeping the coop/run clean of their poop and clean it out several times a day. It helps keep the flies away. I'm in the coop quite a bit since the chickens are more like pets then for eggs.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013

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