Apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by worms7, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can i put half a pint of Apple cider vinegar in 20 litre of water
    Is this the right dose
    Cheers Phil
     
  2. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also will the vinegar slow down the algae growth in my plastic drinker
    Cheers Phil
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a thread with recommendations for dosage: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/78403/apple-cider-vinegar. I'm not terribly scientific in how I administer it - I usually just put a splash of vinegar into a gallon bucket (and scale up for greater volumes).

    I wouldn't count on the ACV to stop algae growth...I had a problem with algae growth accelerating during the summer when I put vinegar in waterers; I think the heat/humidity was responsible. Once the weather cooled off, the algae died off, even when I added vinegar. There's discussion in this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/624533/mold-in-my-water-with-acv.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017
  4. bento

    bento Just Hatched

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    ACV definitely doesn't stop algae growth, at least in my experience. You will have to clean and refill out your container a little more often.
     

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