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

Posted in Labor Savings, Production Performance, Systems Maintenance

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

Posted in Labor Savings, Production Performance

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.

Posted in Bird Health, Labor Savings, Litter Maintenance, Production Performance, Systems Maintenance, Water Quality / Additions, Watering Management

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

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

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

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

Biofilm: What it is, what it does.

Did you know that in 24 hours at 32 degrees C (90 degrees F), a single E. coli organism multiplies into trillions of E. coli, and it can do that right in your drinker lines? And that the main culprit

Posted in Bird Health, Production Performance, Systems Maintenance, Watering Management

Tests show static flow rate not a helpful management guide for poultry watering systems.

Over the past decade there has been an attempt, encouraged by some in the poultry industry, to come up with easy-to-use universal management standards in an effort to achieve maximum bird performance. Click here for video related to this topic.

Posted in Key Principles

How to avoid costly corrosion from chemicals in your drinker lines.

Corrosion can ruin your poultry watering equipment more quickly than anything else. Taking steps to prevent and reduce corrosion is an important management objective to keep replacement costs from eating too much of your bottom line. Many producers regularly introduce

Posted in Systems Maintenance, Water Quality / Additions
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