Copper?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by chma4, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. chma4

    chma4 Wolverton Family Farm Supporter

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    My hubby is putting copper pipes in my barn for water, should i be concerned? I have goats and cows.
     
  2. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

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    Goats and cows both need copper -- goats need quite a lot of it. It's sheep that can't have copper, or at least only minute amounts. However, I don't think your copper pipe would be a problem even for sheep. Now, if he's using lead solder, that might be a problem.

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  3. chma4

    chma4 Wolverton Family Farm Supporter

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    no, we dont use lead here. My step sons suffer from lead exposure/poisoning. We know the dangers of lead. Thankfully my 12month old daughter was tested and is negative. Thank God!
    But thank you, i was concerned that the copper in the water could be toxic. I try to be over careful so accidents dont happen.