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Originally Posted by DebbieDee 

Where do you get raw unfiltered cider???
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I have seen it at Kroger in the organic section. I am going to pick some up tomorrow.

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Thanks everyone for the info

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www.youtube.com/stoneschickens

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


Keeping tabs on my five favorite birds and favorite bunnies.

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post #13 of 203

Buying 16 ounce bottles at store gets expensive, I got mine on line, started on amazon I think, 2 gallons for 32 dollars and free shipping. It will last a long time.  I started using it because supposed to be good for chickens, but continue even if not sure it helps them because it really helps keep waterers from being slimy!

1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbs, 1 guinea pig, several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens, productions, J. Giants, asst bantums, EE, barred & white rocks, L.brahma, SLW, buckeyes, BO, and RIR.
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1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbs, 1 guinea pig, several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens, productions, J. Giants, asst bantums, EE, barred & white rocks, L.brahma, SLW, buckeyes, BO, and RIR.
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post #14 of 203

I don't know what the difference is but the stuff you but at the grocery store is not the same as Braggs. I don't care if it does say organic it not the same. I've drank it and it don't taste the same at all. Braggs is all I buy.  Of course I've got $500,000 worth of stock in the co. lol Not really.

post #15 of 203

I feed it to my horses...never thought of feeding it to the girls...guess when I pick up the vinegar for the horses, I'll get some for the chickens too! Thanks guys smile

I'm just going to resort to opening a petting zoo LOL!

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I'm just going to resort to opening a petting zoo LOL!

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post #16 of 203

There are a lot of claims for what apple cider vinegar can do, but if any of them have been proven I haven't seen it.

One thing it can do that I can clearly observe for myself is slow the growth of bio-film (slime) in the waterers and that is why I use it.  But ONLY in plastic waterers.  In galvanized metal waterers it can accelerate metal corrosion and possibly leach enough zinc into the water to make it toxic.

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post #17 of 203

It is said that -
Apple Cider vinegar benefits are:
*Reduces intestinal and fecal odors.
*Aids in digestion.
*Helps to break down minerals and fats.
*Assists the animal to assimilate proteins.
*Assists the animal to convert food better.
*It lowers the pH of the digestive tract which will make an environment less welcoming to pathogens therefore may reduce common infections and increases resistance to disease.
*Improves stamina and fertility.
*It is a great overall tonic that will improve the general well being of the animal.
If started while Birds are young (1-1/2 to 2weeks), birds
*Will feather out quicker.
*Are hardier.
*Grow to their potential sooner when used with an adequate feed.

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in the vitamins, minerals and trace elements found in apples, especially potassium. It will normalize pH levels in the stomach, improve digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) wont work as a "Natural" Wormier it has little affect on worms.

As for what type of Apple Cider Vinegar to use, any type of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with mother (It doesn't have to be organic) will work.

Cautions:
Do not use metal water dishes (except stainless steal).
Vinegar should not be used internally with animals that have an irritated lining of the intestinal tract.
Do not use  Apple Cider Vinegar wile treating for worms or coccidiosis.

   
Chris

 

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #18 of 203
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Originally Posted by Chris09 

It is said that -
Apple Cider vinegar benefits are:
*Reduces intestinal and fecal odors.
*Aids in digestion.
*Helps to break down minerals and fats.
*Assists the animal to assimilate proteins.
*Assists the animal to convert food better.
*It lowers the pH of the digestive tract which will make an environment less welcoming to pathogens therefore may reduce common infections and increases resistance to disease.
*Improves stamina and fertility.
*It is a great overall tonic that will improve the general well being of the animal.
If started while Birds are young (1-1/2 to 2weeks), birds
*Will feather out quicker.
*Are hardier.
*Grow to their potential sooner when used with an adequate feed.

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in the vitamins, minerals and trace elements found in apples, especially potassium. It will normalize pH levels in the stomach, improve digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) wont work as a "Natural" Wormier it has little affect on worms.

As for what type of Apple Cider Vinegar to use, any type of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with mother (It doesn't have to be organic) will work.

Cautions:
Do not use metal water dishes (except stainless steal).
Vinegar should not be used internally with animals that have an irritated lining of the intestinal tract.
Do not use  Apple Cider Vinegar wile treating for worms or coccidiosis.

   
Chris


Great!! thank you for the information, I am going to print this off and post it with my other
important chicken info.

Wife and Mother of 2 boys, 2 cats, a whole bunch of fish, 13 BO hens and 1 BO Rooster (Roy Rooster).
                                                     Give me the simple country life.
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                                                     Give me the simple country life.
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post #19 of 203

Works great for acid reflux in humans too! cool

Keith
Just a middle-aged dude trying to get back to nature on my little patch of suburbia
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Keith
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post #20 of 203

Roy Rooster saved me a lot of time.
For Chickens 1 TBS per gallon of water. at least once a week. Twice won't hurt

For people I mix 2 TBS per gallon of water. Refrigerate and drink a cup or so a day.

The main reason you don't see tests on Organics and home remedies is the Pharmaceutical companies can't patent most of it and can't make any money
If you will notice The FDA is the strongest discourager in organics and Holistic Medications.

BUT don't just use anything someone suggests, study it first.

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