Nipple waters & apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PetRock, May 30, 2011.

  1. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    We use Braggs apple cider vinegar in our plastic waterers. Today DH is humoring me and installing a nipple waterer system. Do any of you use apple cider vinegar with your nipple waterers? The metal part on our red plastic screw in nipples is stainless steel.
     
  2. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chirping

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    I just use water
     
  3. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    Thank you for the response! Ours are assembled but need to be tweaked. A few are leaking so we will only be using plain water until we get everything working properly. [​IMG]
     
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

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    What does the vingar do? Keep germs at bay?
     
  5. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chirping

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    Vinegar - what a good idea. How much longer would you say it keeps the water fresh?
     
  6. jbrown_14105

    jbrown_14105 In the Brooder

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    why added vinegar to the water ? vitamin C??
     
  7. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chirping

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    Btw I started a new post about my chickens not getting enough water from their nipple waterer...
     
  8. QueenChick

    QueenChick In the Brooder

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    I have been using apple cider vinegar as a precaution against coccidiosis. 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar per one quart of water.
     
  9. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    There are lots of threads about the benefits of raw, unpasturized apple cider vinegar. Just do a search for it! It has health benefits for us as well as for our chickens. It also helps keep the water clean. [​IMG]
     
  10. We use Braggs apple cider vinegar in our plastic waterers, and have ever sense we had chickens, its good for them.
     

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