ACV in plastic container?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by trulyblessed, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. trulyblessed

    trulyblessed Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm reading different info on this.....can you put ACV in a plastic container? Is the only reaction in galvanized metal? I read that it can have reactions in the material and should only be used with stainless steal, is this true?
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine in gallon plastic waterers. Never had a problem.
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Yes, use it only in plastic containers and never metal. The acidity hits the metal and turns it or rusts it. Chickens really won't drink it then. And you will lose a drinking container.
     
  4. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is ACV?[​IMG]
     
  5. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apple Cider Vinegar
     
  6. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay...........now what are you doing with it.....making pickles for your chickens?[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know if you can use ACV in a plastic nipple waterer setup ... I think the metal components in nipples are stainless steal ?

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  8. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Considering that in making pickles you use either granite ware, stainless or plastic.....just not aluminum, there's no reason you should have any problem with your waterers. Hope this helps.
     
  9. atr04screw

    atr04screw Out Of The Brooder

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    Not trying to steal the thread, but what is the purpose of putting acv in the water?
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Not trying to steal the thread, but what is the purpose of putting acv in the water?

    It provides some nutrients and keeps algae from growing​
     

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