Whats that green stuff in my waterers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ray24, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my waterers a green fungus looking stuff I chhange my water every day. Any body know what it is or how to get rid of it.
     
  2. Probably just algie. Just wipe it out with a paper towel, but it's harmless.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Put a tsp to TBSP of ACV with the "mother" in it and it will slow the growth of the algae. And it helps prevent worms.
     
  4. dawg53

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    A little bleachwater will take care of the algae, then rinse it out.
     
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    ACV is an acidifier which lowers gut PH to help with bacterial issues. It also helps in calcium absorption. It does nothing to prevent worms.
     
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  7. It's just algae. It happens no matter how much you change the water, unless you scrub it every time too. It helps to make sure the water is in the shade. I just put some pennies in the water too, because the copper is supposed to help. But they have to be dated 1965-1982, because that is when they were made with the more copper than just zinc. A little piece of copper pipe would work too (just an elbow maybe).

    I still scrub it out with bleach about every month, and more in the summer. Then rinse it VERY well and dry it out.

    A little won't hurt the chickens though. If it starts to smell really bad you definitely need to clean it out though. But unless it's really caked in there it won't hurt them at all, it just looks bad.

    ~~Ms.B :)
     
  8. dawg53

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    One large roundworm in the digestive tract lays hundreds of eggs a day to be deposited onto your soil to be picked up by your other chickens, starting the worms lifecycle all over again. One worm is one worm too many. ACV does not prevent a harmful amount taking ahold in the birds. I can assure you that I have been using ACV for a long time in my chickens water. I can guarantee you that it does not control worms, ask a vet... read some of the worming threads as to what gets rid of worms.
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    How many eggs will these large roundworms lay in one day?
     
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