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PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Galvanised drinkers and cider vinegar
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:36:30 pm »
Is adding a small amount of cider vinegar to galvanised poultry drinkers likely to have a deleterious effect on the drinkers? (That is, the water container, not the poultry).

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Galvanised drinkers and cider vinegar
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 08:03:33 am »
Unfortunately the acid in vinegar strips the zinc plating off, so not only do you wreck the drinker but I think the zinc taste may put them off drinking it or even be bad for their health? The zinc drinkers we bought initially had a label on them saying that they were unsuitable for using vinegar, so when we did use it we switched to plastic drinkers.

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
    • Notes from a Suffolk Smallholding
Re: Galvanised drinkers and cider vinegar
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 12:49:46 pm »
Thanks. I suspected as much.

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Galvanised drinkers and cider vinegar
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 01:49:46 pm »
Interesting - thanks - never considered it.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Galvanised drinkers and cider vinegar
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 05:32:56 pm »
the zinc taste may put them off drinking it or even be bad for their health?

Yes, the acid will rot their teeth  ;)

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