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Sep 17, 2016 9:33 AM CST
|How often should apple cider vinegar be added to the birdbath to prevent algae growth|
Sep 17, 2016 10:54 AM CST
|Do birds like vinegar?|
Sep 17, 2016 11:04 AM CST
|Warm welcome, Frank. Hope you enjoy this site. |
I put AC vinegar in my chicken waterer along with a clove of garlic - they seem to prefer this water over the plain water in their larger metal waterer (the vinegar would react with the metal). In your birdbath, I'd just put a small amount in whenever you refill it. My ratio is one capful of vinegar to 1 gallon water. Supposedly helps with general health of the hens, so would likely be good for the wild birds as well. Here's a prior discussion: http://garden.org/ideas/view/f...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Sep 17, 2016 5:45 PM CST
I had white pigeons (white dove release) and that is recommended to keep them healthy. Every third watering add some Apple Cider Vinegar...
"No more bees, No pollination.... No more men!" ~ Albert Einstein
Sep 17, 2016 8:36 PM CST
|Someone posted a tip on this site a while back to use pure copper pennies ... I believe they had to be before 1972 ... in your bird bath to keep it algae free. I tried it a couple of summers ago and it worked.|
I don't have a bird bath any more because I ended up with more wood peckers than I wanted ...
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Sep 18, 2016 6:14 AM CST
|Personally I wouldnt add anything to the water, I take a wet rag and hot water and wipe it clean, and then add clean water. Frank|
Sep 18, 2016 7:54 AM CST
|My husband has a scrub brush that he uses specifically for the birdbath. He scrubs it out every week or two.|
Oct 15, 2016 7:05 AM CST
|Thanks for all the advice about apple cider vinegar|
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
Oct 15, 2016 7:26 AM CST
|Wow. Who knew? Thanks for all the info folks. I have a birdbath that I really haven't used yet but when I do next season, I'll know to do this. I suppose that's why I love this forum. I learn the neatest things.|