I am currently storing rain water in a 60L blue barrel that is being used to feed chickens, ducks and rabbits.
I have never run dry yet, although I have come close, but there is a steady supply.
What should I be doing to ensure this water is suitable for animal consumption or is the regular flow sufficient (emptying, collecting) to keep the water quality reasonable.
What are some things I should look out for?
- Build up of something
- Should I empty / flush the barrel within a certain period
- Do I need treat the water with anything