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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

Posted in Bird Health, Production Performance, Watering Management

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

Posted in Production Performance, Systems Maintenance, Watering Management

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
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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

Posted in Labor Savings, Production Performance
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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.

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

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 activity takes place within watering system drinker lines.

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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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
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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
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