wondering how to cure the stink in my waters

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dustponds10, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there anything that I can do to stop the waters from stinking? The waters really smell bad and to be honest it doesnt matter how often I clean them by the next day the water is pretty stinky. any ideas
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Rinse them out with a 10 per cent chlorox solution when you change the water.
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Oxine [​IMG]
     
  4. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have wondered the same thing! No matter how I scrbbed the plastic, the next change was just as bad. Clorox does the trick, eh? Easy enough to try... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use vinegar... i might start using bleach soon too...
     
  6. cpchicks

    cpchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try putting a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the clean water. It should keep it fresh.
     
  7. dustponds10

    dustponds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet, thanks all
     
  8. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some stuff called EM1 from my hatchery, it works wonders! The bottle says you can use it for all sorts of household uses for cleaning, laundry, toilets, etc.. But the gal at the hatchery says to put a few in the water and it helps with the smell of the water dish. Also helps with the smell of the poo [​IMG] I love it and I can always tell when I forget to add some the next time I change water.
     

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