affect of vinegar on water freezing?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrcman, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. mrcman

    mrcman Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2011
    NW Pa.
    This past year I started adding apple cider vinegar to my chickens water. This winter it seems that the water isn't freezing as easily as before. Is this possible? Does the vinegar affect the temperature that water normally freezes?

    Thanks, Tony
  2. 20736

    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2012
    yes, the vinegar lowers the freezing point depending on how much you add. Put the bottle in the coop and a bottle of just water, then observe.
  3. chickentooth

    chickentooth Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2012
    Hartland, Michigan
    Yes it is possible.

    But very limited most vineger is 5% so it is actually diluted already and contains 95% water. With it being diluted to that degree it's freezing tempurature is known to be 28 degress F. The more you dilute it with water the higher the tempurature it will freeze. But it will always freeze at a lower temp than pure water. Even at just a tablespoon per gallon it would freeze at a lower temp than 32F.

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