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How to prevent algae from chicken drinking water and keep it from turning green

How to prevent algae from chicken drinking water and keep it from turning green

Chickens
Looking for ways to prevent chicken water from turning green? Do you want a solution that keeps the water in your drinking fountains fresher for longer? That fuzzy green growth in chicken waterers looks unhealthy, right? The algae problem goes beyond appearance. Algae change the quality of your chickens' water and can make them sick if they drink too much. It is not difficult to keep algae out of your waterers; it just requires you to pay attention. What are algae? Algae are a primarily aquatic eukaryotic organism that contains chlorophyll, or more commonly known as the green substance that forms in water. You can grow this organism if you let the chicken water sit for a while, especially if it is hot outside and the sunlight is shining on the water. But most people don't like it, an...