why does it turn purple?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickenrandomness, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. latly my chicks hadn't been feeling well, so i got duramyacin and put it in their waterers, the anibiotics made it yellow. i keep one waterer inside the cop and one outside, and i changed the water yesterday, and the outdoor water turned purple, is there anything wrong?
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Never had to use antibiotics yet, so no clue! Sorry!
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    it could be a reaction with the medication... some meds cant be exposed to direct sunlight
     
  4. Quote:should i empty it and refill it?
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I would and try and not put it in direct sunlight...

    can you maybe mix a 1/2 batch of the meds so they are not wasted if they go purple again
     
  6. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Maybe iron in the water? or maybe its in a metal container with rust? Good luck
     

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