Apple Cider Vinegar and Water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MissChessy, May 24, 2008.

  1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering about something, I have a 5 gallon bucket for my 29 chickens water source. I put 1/4 cup acv in their water. They don't drink all the water up in one day. Do I change their water everyday and put fresh acv in there or how do I do this? Sounds like a waste of vinegar if you put 1/4 cup in there and they only drink half of the water during the whole day. Any suggestions?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cut the amount in half. Give them 2.5 gallons of water and an 1/8 cup vinegar instead of filling it all the way up. That way you won't be wasting every day. [​IMG]
     
  3. nmred

    nmred Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. Or just leave it until it's gone so you waste nothing (or almost nothing-you really don't want them to run out, but you can let it get close!). With the vinegar in it hardly any bacteria or other yucky stuff will grow so it will be fine.
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK , another DUMMY QUESTION , ACV ? never heard of putting that in the water . PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY ?[​IMG]
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:OK , another DUMMY QUESTION , ACV ? never heard of putting that in the water . PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY ?[​IMG]

    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing.
     

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