Trying to stay mold - free!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GA_Gypsy, May 12, 2011.

  1. GA_Gypsy

    GA_Gypsy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am located in juicy North GA and this will be my first little flock through the summer. I would really appreciate any tips on the type of feed to give them, how to store it and keeping them cool. Also, what about their bedding? I guess I will need to change it out more frequently than in the winter. Oh, and how about their metal water... is there anything I need to add to it to keep it mold free? Thanks soooooo much to everyone! Love this forum [​IMG]
     
  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use apple cider vinegar in the water to help with algae buildup. As for bedding I just use hay. Straw molds so hay is a better bet. Pine shavings to me are just too messy.


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    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  3. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ACV can't be used in metal waterers, it corrodes them. It is fine for plastic though.
     

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