Now easier to upgrade existing watering systems

Are you thinking about upgrading your watering system but are balking at the time and money involved in replacing drinker lines, regulators and other equipment? One option is to just replace your drinkers with more current models, including Ziggity’s advanced

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Drinker corrosion: What causes it and how to monitor.

Corrosion of drinker components can be an expensive problem for poultry operations. It pays to monitor for signs of drinker corrosion, particularly if aggressive sanitation programs have been implemented where above normal amounts of chlorine and/or acidifiers are being used

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Ziggity Helps To Improve Bird Welfare

At Ziggity we invest a lot of time and money in developing watering management tools for enclosed watering systems, including an entire service-oriented website (poultrywatering.com) to help farmers produce healthy flocks and achieve successful performance outcomes. We have continually stressed

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Drinker Corrosion: How to detect it and prevent it

If chemicals you are using to clean and sanitize your watering system also break down the outer chromium oxide layer of the stainless steel drinker parts, thereby exposing these parts to corrosion, how will you know? You can’t see the

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Corrosion: What causes it and why it’s more of a problem today than ever.

To avoid costly internal corrosion damage to drinkers, it is important to know how drinkers can be damaged by the misuse of cleaning agents, and to understand which sanitizers need to be avoided and which are appropriate for cleaning the

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Corrosion: Why it is important to avoid corrosion inside your drinkers.

Today’s poultry watering system is a precision instrument, designed to deliver clean, hygienic water in a way that birds can easily get their fill while minimizing spillage and wet litter. However, corrosion of the metal components inside the drinker can

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Biofilm: Flushing lines can be automatic.

As noted in our “Biofilm: How to prevent and eliminate it” bulletin, the regular flushing of drinker lines is a key management practice for keeping biofilm and its harmful effects (see Biofilm: What it is, what it does) in check.

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Biofilm: Catch cups also harbor biofilm.

Catch cup watering systems present an additional biofilm challenge that is not found in non-catch cup watering systems. The purpose of a catch cup is to “catch” some of the water that is spilled during the drinking process from nipples

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Biofilm: What not to do.

In our last article we talked about how to eliminate and prevent biofilm build up in watering systems (click here to see article). But it is also important to know that some common practices being used to rid watering system

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Biofilm: How to prevent and eliminate it.

Keeping your watering system biofilm-free begins with a regular schedule of high pressure flushing of the drinker lines (click to see “Biofilm: What it is, what it does“). Most watering systems today come with a flushing mechanism that makes drinker

Posted in Bird Health, Production Performance, Systems Maintenance, Uncategorized, Water Quality / Additions, Watering Management
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