I've read many different things ACV is supposed to do. Mostly it seems to be a tonic that one might use once a week not everyday water. If you yourself take ACV for health would you add it to every glass of water you drink? I used ACV for the hottest days of summer but then just switched to the vitamin-electrolyte powder one gets for chicks. The feed store in my new location doesn't sell that in the small yeast size packets so bought an 8oz packet that cost $4.29 and will last years. Used for any post stress/injury, hottest days of summer (replenishing cold water several times a day too) and for first few days of hatched/shipped chicks.
Raw ACV is a probiotic, aiding digestion and adding critical microbes to the gut flora, much like yogurt for humans Here's a link to further details...
And it will alter the ph of the water keeping algae and unhealthy bacteria from colonizing in the water.
Good stuff, ACV; I ferment my feed, and they get their microbes from that, so I only use the ACV in summer, when my waterers can get slimy. It tastes good too lol, so it can encourage them to drink more and stay hydrated if they're ill.
Edited by shortgrass - 1/16/16 at 6:30am