Keep Biofilm Out Of Your Flock’s Drinking Water

Keep Biofilm Out Of Your Flock’s Drinking Water
Maintaining clean water for your flock will play a large part in keeping them healthy and happy. Poultry drinkers that aren’t regularly scrubbed often develop bad-tasting biofilm that discourages drinking. Reduced drinking, especially during hot weather, can lead to dehydration, poor health, and fewer eggs. Biofilm is a fancy word for the thin layer of smelly scum that can develop in drinkers and water lines. The two most common kinds of biofilm in poultry drinkers are caused by algae and iron. If the scum is green, it’s caused by algae. If it’s rust-colored, it’s caused by iron. Algae biofilm is more common, but iron biofilm can be more hazardous to your flocks’ health. Algae Biofilm Green algae biofilm itself isn’t harmful; in fact, some chicken keepers believe it’s beneficial because it filters the water by removing organic waste matter. But the presence of algae indicates that the water is polluted

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