ACV & Nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by David1998, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. David1998

    David1998 Chirping

    Jul 30, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    Anyone have experience using apply cider vinegar in their water and nipples? I know the acid is no good for metal waterers, but they're usually galvanized steel. I was concerned about the metal parts of the nipple, particularly the spring (horizontal nipples) and the metal part where it seals. Perhaps they're stainless steel, so they can handle the acid.
  2. deathfromabove

    deathfromabove In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2014
    I have no problems with mine, they are stainless so no rusting up on you.
  3. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    I use both vertical and horizontal nipples. No problems so far. I've taken apart a V nipple and it looks like all stainless steel in there. Haven't done so with the H nipples, but no problems so far and they seem quality made and it would be just stupid to put galvanized in there. And is there such a thing as a galvanized spring? I don't think I've ever seen one, but perhaps I've been mistaken.

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