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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:43 pm 
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I am thinking of setting up an automatic water system for my chooks to make my life easier. My question is how do you clean out the entire system - pipes and tank - or don't you do that? If you do - how often??

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It will depend. Mine is not a toilet cistern, it was sold as a dog drinking bowl. The actual bowl is in the main pen where the chooks drink from so gets dirty like any other. Because this one is connected to mains it has a tap near it. I just hose it out.

I also force water through the pipe to the others, just jamb nozzle into the pipe.


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There is a solution that larger scale places use to put through their watering systems to clean and disinfect. Just cant remember the name at the moment but i think we only used it once in a few years. Depends if you are going to use nipple drinkers which can block up with scale and would then need a clean.
I wouldnt bother with chemicals for a home system using bell drinkers or similar....just turn off the water to the tank and let it empty and then flush the system with clean water. We are setting up auto waterers when we get the time, :roll: but we will probably have to clean ours out every now and again as we use dam water for the chooks and will get a buildup.

I've lived on tank water for most of the last 20 years and can remember the tanks being cleaned/chlorined maybe once or twice. There's not really any difference.

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That is true Isa. We have tanks here too and don't clean them! I hadn't thought of that. OK it is sounding good. Which does anyone think work best? The Multiquip type drinkers, or just using containers as in Denis' diagram. Actually, thinking as I type here - my pens are on a slope so to get them to work properly they would all need to be different levels. Hmm... The Multipquip ones look good but are reasonably expensive. Any advice anyone?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:36 pm 
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Mine has 2 kinds of bell waterers,nipple cups & auto chick waterers all fed from a gravity tank charged from the mains. I have never flushed it but it all I have a filter on each line. These are cleaned every 3 months.
The chick waterers also have a 20 liter in line gravity tank so I can add probiotics, this is cleaned out between breeding seasons.


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