Keeping mildew out of drinker

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LeenyMarie47, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. LeenyMarie47

    LeenyMarie47 Just Hatched

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    I purchased this pvc drinker in hopes of increasing the amount of time between water changes. I read that apple cider vinegar would help keep it from mildewing. I added a couple of teaspoons when I filled it up and it's gross less than a week later. I'm thinking that being in Florida with super hot humid days probably isn't helping. Any ideas on how to keep it cleaner longer?

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  2. Pendragonz

    Pendragonz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the heat being what it is I think I would be using like 2Tsp per gallon. See if that helps. It's the amount I use in Arkansas.
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  3. Kasilofchrisn

    Kasilofchrisn Out Of The Brooder

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    I use one tablespoon per gallon of Bragg brand acv.
    You need the acv. With the mother in it.
    My three gallon starts to get slimy at ~ a week.
    Not bad but I always clean it at or before then anyway.

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