Apple Cider Vinegar in Bird Baths: What an excellent idea!

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Apple Cider Vinegar in Bird Baths

By flaflwrgrl
July 30, 2013

To keep algae growth down and your bird bath clean, add 1 capful of apple cider vinegar or 1 teaspoon per gallon of water to the bird bath. The apple cider vinegar also provides vitamins & minerals to the birds.

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jul 29, 2013 7:54 PM CST
I take it, but I never thought about giving to my birds. I'm going to try this tomorrow...both indoors, and out. Thumbs up I think I'll give it to my indoor birds in an extra dish and see which they go for the most.
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 29, 2013 8:05 PM CST
I was reading on some bird forums & they give it to their birds; also on some poultry forums. Interesting. I don't know how much you should put in a little bird water dish though. I got the amounts I stated here from sites where they were talking specifically about putting it in bird baths.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jul 29, 2013 8:18 PM CST
I'd definitely go very light on the amount in a supplemental water dish. Thanks for the cautionary note, Ann. Thumbs up
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 29, 2013 8:25 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Chelle. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jul 29, 2013 10:12 PM CST
Ann

The links you read stated it was completely safe to add a cap full to the water?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 30, 2013 6:48 AM CST
Some links said 1 tsp. per gallon & some links said 1 cap full but I took it they meant the size cap on the bottle as pictured not something like a gallon jug which would have a larger cap.

Google it Marilyn.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Salvias Hummingbirder Birds Xeriscape Organic Gardener
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Marilyn
Jul 30, 2013 11:08 AM CST
1 tsp. per gallon is what I'll do. I'll pour a tsp. in and add at least 1 gal. nodding

I'll google it a little later.

Thanks for the tip! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 30, 2013 11:41 AM CST
Thumbs up Smiling
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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