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I'd like to know what's in it! We always used to put a small amount of glycerine in our water feeders for the donkeys. Seemed to do the trick....

off to investigate.....


OK Glycerine seems to be a no no for chickens: RSPB:

On no account should any chemical, such as glycerine, anti-freeze or salt, be added to the water, as it could destroy the insulating and waterproofing properties of the feathers and even prove toxic.
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this makes it all clear




Glycerol, also well known as glycerin and glycerine, and less commonly as propane-1,2,3-triol, 1,2,3-propanetriol, 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane, glyceritol, and glycyl alcohol is a colorless, odorless, hygroscopic, and sweet-tasting viscous liquid. Glycerol is a sugar alcohol and has three hydrophilic alcoholic hydroxyl groups (-OH) that are responsible for its solubility in water. Glycerol is prochiral.


Glycerol is produced from dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) by the enzyme glycerol three-phosphate dehydrogenase (Gpd p) in the mitochondrion of the eukaryotic cell during glycolysis





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This is the full blurb:


Ice Free for Bird Baths

Ice Free for Bird Baths is an eco-friendly product which will prevent water in bird baths from freezing so that birds can drink and bathe in cold weather.


The formula is based on plant extracts which will prevent freezing without harming birds or other wildlife.



Ice Free for Bird Baths provides a simple, safe and economic way to prevent water in bird baths from freezing, rather than having to find ways to thaw or remove ice once it has formed. Birds therefore have access to clean water for drinking and bathing.



Can be used in all types of bird baths or water features



Does not contain glycerol or glycols



250mls typically treats 1.5 litres


Effective to -4 deg C


It is available from www.gardenbird.com p+p is £2.50 no matter how big or small the order

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