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Buster121
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Does anyone know what can be used to keep the water in lofts fresh for around a week please

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Winfort Lofts
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What about a small pump? 

 

In theory if it's kept moving it should be alright?

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i use the poultry drinkers the blue one comes in 3 sizes this is the largest i now have it outside with the bird feeder the red one i have in the loft now the blue one should last up to 25-30 birds a week i would just put a bird bath in with the drinker

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Posted by: @george-morgan

i use the poultry drinkers the blue one comes in 3 sizes this is the largest i now have it outside with the bird feeder the red one i have in the loft now the blue one should last up to 25-30 birds a week i would just put a bird bath in with the drinker

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George I use the bullet ones myself (blue) what I'm looking for is something to add to water to keep it fresh for about a week, I also used to use the red ones in past when away some with food in and some with water but gets messy and dusty after a while

 

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Posted by: @winfort-lofts

What about a small pump? 

 

In theory if it's kept moving it should be alright?

Not sure how I could set one up really, but a good idea

 

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I use the blue ones too if away for a couple of days. As you say Steve the red ones do get messy quickly. I’m not sure of anything that would keep the water fresh. 

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I’ve been having a look but can’t really find anything that would guarantee fresh water. In reality the best way would be to have a feeder connected to a mains water supply with a ball valve like what we used in calf sheds. But these have an open area where the water is drunk from and could easily be messed in. 

I do think it would be best if you could get someone to change the water every 2/3 days. 

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@andy123, that's my thoughts too.

I dislike 'automatic' watering systems, all it takes is one pigeon pigeon dropping in the bowl....

I suggested to buster that perhaps the neighbors could refill the drinkers once while he is away.  

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could try aviclens ,the birdcare company,use it in my fountain drinkers,1ltr keeps them clean


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Posted by: @kneeout

could try aviclens ,the birdcare company,use it in my fountain drinkers,1ltr keeps them clean

True. 

It is Chlorhexidine Gluconate, used as a mouthwash. 

Probably available from any large discount chemist. 

That could be a very good tip. Ideal for a few days away.

Not good to use it all the time, as it has side effects. Besides, it is just as quick to clean a drinker and put fresh water in, as it is to measure out a dose of chemicals.

I know what I prefer.   

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We used chlorhexidine as a teat dip after milking on the cows. A good barrier against bugs. A disinfectant and antiseptic. 

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Thanks all

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