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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chicknmania, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    Someone told me that ACV (organic apple cider vinegar) is toxic to ducks. Is this true?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Not to the best of my knowledge. I've given it to my waterfowl before.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    nope, we use it in our waterers and in our fermented feed buckets too
     
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    Good, thank you! :)
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Just thought of something. If you put ACV, or anything acidic, in a galvanized metal container, there is an increased risk of some metal dissolving into the water.

    And that would be toxic.
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    yep, no metal used in, around or with vinegar
     
  7. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    OK. We wont.
     

  8. zooweemama

    zooweemama Songster

    We also use ACV in all the birds waters (waterfowl and chicken). We do use plastic tubs though. Love the stuff!
     
  9. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

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    yes, ours like it too and we like to give it occasionally, it's supposed to be a natural antibiotic amd/ or health tonic.
     
  10. rmasimpson

    rmasimpson Chirping

    Do you thing AVC would make plastic dissolve too? I know there has been more info around lately about plastic not being good for people. I just got the metal water and feed containers. I wonder if just putting it in a ceramic or glass container would be better? Thanks for any wisdom on this. [​IMG]
     

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