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:: Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean :: While it is always good homesteading practice to regularly clean troughs and waterers out, there are many approaches to decreasing the amount of debris in a watering system (thus slowing the rate at which algae grows) as well as keeping the algae causing bacteria at … … Continue reading →

Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean

:: Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean :: While it is always good homesteading practice to regularly clean troughs and waterers out, there are many approaches to decreasing the amount of debris in a watering system (thus slowing th

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Ten Ways to Protect Water Sources on Your Horse Farm From Pollution

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To avoid completely full, frozen water troughs and ensure that there is always access to open water (which is hugely important for horses any time of the year) simply fill a jug half full of salt water. It will always float and never freeze. Horses quickly catch on to pushing down this "bobber" to access open water. How simple is that?! We love it!

To avoid completely full, frozen water troughs and ensure that there is always access to open water (which is hugely important for horses any time of the year) simply fill a jug half full of salt water. It will always float and never freeze.

"Did you know that if you put bottles of salt water in watering containers (for horses, cows or dogs), the water will not freeze into ice?"  Going to try this in my birdbath.  From LopeForHope.com

Adding bottles of salt water to your horses water pail will keep from freezing or icing up. From: Lope for Hope

Horse Sense: Water For Emergencies, How to keep collected horse trough water clean.

Horse Sense: Water For Emergencies, How to keep collected horse trough water clean. An interesting idea. I wonder if it would work?

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How To Keep Livestock Water From Freezing - Homesteading and Livestock

I am a huge fan of having these pits/mats by the waterer and by the main gate to stop it from becoming a mud hole.

I am a huge fan of having these pits/mats by the waterer and by the main gate to stop it from becoming a mud hole. Which is a big problem here in western Canada.

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If it was a really small house e.summer-cottage, you could add a cover with sink = kitchen sink, or use it as a table. Bath in a kitchen! This is cheap too Bc it's a small stock tank!