Bowl of vinegar to control Odor

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  1. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe for chicken to have bowls of vinegar in the coop to control smell? I was wondering since I've used this technique in my car and laundry room before and it worked. Any one knows if this is safe for chickens.:cd
     
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I know chickens can have ACV in their water but I would think bowls if just plain vinegar would not be safe. I would only use it if it's out of the chickens' reach.

    Mint and lavender help control odor. Also, if chickens are fed garlic often it's thought to reduce smell in their manure.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! Thanks for the insight
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think a lot of garlic may flavor their eggs - not sure on that. I'm not a garlic person
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Mountain Peeps has given you some good advice. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in controlling the odor in your coop.
     
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Mountain Peeps X2 ACV is much more safe to use around chickens. 1 to 2 tablespoons per gallon of water, changed and made new daily. I use probiotics in the water daily. Stops all odors in their tracts. When the intestines are healthy, the poop has little or no smell. I also use sand in the coop and run. This stuff can help to eliminate all smells as well. Sand absorbs poop really well and dries it out. Dry poop doesn't smell like wet poop. :)

    Welcome to our flock!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. X2 on TwoCrow's and Mountain Peep's advice.
     
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  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    I have not heard of this before [​IMG]
     

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