two questions on vinegar and feeders

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lowry075, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    first question: why can't I use the apple cider vinegar in my kitchen cupboard, why does it have to be "raw" to add into the chicken's water? ( I read that on another thread, but it wasn't explained).

    second: is there an automatic feeder idea anyone can recommned? We camp during the summer, and I feel tied to my house because of the birds. They begin making noise early, and my neighbor's are twenty feet away, so I try to feed the birds early, at first light, to minimize any noise. If I go camping, we can get people to feed the chickens, but not at first light. I love them, but it makes going away for a few days a little stressful.
     
  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use both apple cider vinegars. I use braggs organic with the mothers, but I also use the bottle from walmart for $3 when I can't afford the organic. Both are ok.
    My hubby built me feeders for my coops that hold 80lbs of food. There are many feeders out there but I find my home made ones work the best for me.
    Try searching eBay for chicken feeders to get an idea of a good automatic feeder and then look locally.
    Or go into any feed or farm store and they should have many styles.
     
  3. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't attract rats having the food exposed all the time?
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    You want the raw ACV for the same reason you want to eat yogurt with the live culture in it. For the probiotics.
     
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Not that I've noticed and I live in the middle of a horse pasture. Mice are a real problem in the house, but not the hen's run.

    As for the vinegar question, any is better than none in my opinion.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not that I've noticed and I live in the middle of a horse pasture. Mice are a real problem in the house, but not the hen's run.

    As for the vinegar question, any is better than none in my opinion.

    Organic is always better but cost more.
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    ACV is not something you'd add to water on a daily basis so a bottle should last a while. Maybe add it once a month or so and then just a very little. You use organic because what you use in the kitchen is "distilled" vinegar and stronger. Strength is why folks "distill" whiskey and corn squeezings. [​IMG]

    I wish you well,

    Rancher
     
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    White vinegar is distilled, apple cider vinegar is fermented.
     
  9. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I haven't had a problem with rats ever here. Had a slight mouse problem last year. Nothing this year... It probably helps that I have 6 cats.
     

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