Waterers/feeders that are free of BPA, pthalates, etc?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by truebluexf, May 4, 2011.

  1. truebluexf

    truebluexf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since whatever my chickens eat I will be eventually eating in their eggs, I'm trying to stay away from things like PVC. Aside from galvanized steel, has anyone found any other feeders that fit the bill? I'd like to make a waterer with nipples, but I have to find the right kind of bucket or pipes that we can drill into!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    i haven't seen anything for chickens free of BPA, and like you said what they eat we will eventually be eating I sure wish someone would come out with waterers and feeders with out it, I'd pay a little extra for it.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Metal or glass are going to be your best options. If anyone is making BPA free plastic poultry waterers they haven't been advertising them as such.
     
  4. truebluexf

    truebluexf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder what large buckets with lids would be BPA free?
     
  5. truebluexf

    truebluexf Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    My dogs and chickens have a couple of stainless steel 5 quart bowls they like to drink out of. I've seen a lot of stainless steel buckets and bowls in all different styles for sale to be used in dog kennels. They last forever.
     
  7. finallyME

    finallyME New Egg

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    Hi, I am new here to this forum. I don't know a whole heck of a lot about chickens, but I do know a little about plastic. Most of those 5 gallon storage buckets are made from HDPE. I don't know of any that aren't, but I would still check. Anyways, HDPE is BPA free.
     
  8. truebluexf

    truebluexf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. [​IMG] BPA and PVC for my food scare me!
     
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    GalloSiSupieras Out Of The Brooder

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    BeulahBreezes Chillin' With My Peeps

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