Dirty water
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Barn Maintenance

Dirty water

This is a discussion on Dirty water within the Barn Maintenance forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • Horses drinking mud puddles
  • Horse dirty water

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-24-2007, 01:07 PM
  #1
Foal
Dirty water

How dirty is to dirty? I have now owed my first horse for about 4 weeks and never being aroud horses befor I am not shure how often to change the water. She leaves a big mess of hay and grass in the troff. I am using a bathtub that is for 1 horse and 2 goats,
I empty and clean it every 3 days. This seems to be ok, they are still drinking it but it is pritty dirty. Are all horses this dirty or dose mine just like to drink with a mouth full. I would like to hear what you have to say
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-24-2007, 05:29 PM
  #2
Showing
Your cleaning yours more often than I do. I do use a pool cleaner, one of those skimmer things with a handle, to skim out any hay, bugs or anything floating on the surface. I think that helps keep the water clean longer. In the heat of summer I use this powdered stuff that goes in a float that keeps stock tanks clean. I can't remember the name of it right now, oldtimers syndrome I guess
     
    10-25-2007, 11:06 PM
  #3
Foal
I clean mine eveytime it gets empty enough to be worth dumping out. It's a 70 gallon tank for a 2 year old and small donkey, so every 4-5 days, I would say. I just dump it, take it out, scrub it out with some Dr. Bronners and a toilet brush, rinse it out, and fill it up. It get really dirty, but only for the last 2 days, and as long as I clean it that often, it's mostly just sludge from whatever hay they drop in, and not algae. I end up feeling guilty, anyway, though.
     
    10-26-2007, 05:25 PM
  #4
Foal
As for how dirty it can get before they drink it, horses drink out of mud puddles! But, we try to do better for them than that.
I have a 75 gallon tank out in the pasture, under some high tree limbs for two QHs. I used to keep it full to the top, but I don't these days, mosly because the well can't take it. Texas drank out of a three gallon bucket, stuck up in a small stall last winter. I went down to feed him 4 times a day and took water in buckets. But, he survived and came out of the sickness that he was in when I got him. Now, he's much better off. When Misty came along, she would always slosh the surface before drinking because she was used to a muddy pond full of algae. This summer, we had to go to the creek and fill barrels for them. Anyway, what you're doing sounds ok. My only suggestion would be to put it on some boards or concrete blocks to get it farther from the floor.
     
    10-28-2007, 04:19 PM
  #5
Started
We have a 110 gal stock tank for our 2 horses, it get's skimd about every day and dumped out about once a week, our horses are out 24/7, when I worked in a stable that didn't have running water in it we were cleaning pales out every day
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0