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Apple cider vinegar...how often and how much?

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I have 4 baby chicks and this is my first time raising chickens! I have read a lot About apple cider vinegar...how often do I need to do this and what is the recipe? How much ACV to water? My chicken are 2 weeks old. Thank you!
Edited by Amandahoney - 4/10/13 at 9:50pm
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gosh no response yet? I was looking to hear any thoughts on this too

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Well you want the ACV with the mother in it first off... my only hesitation would be how young the chicks are. I give raw ACV to my girls in their water and/or oatmeal treats... just a dab, maybe a tablespoon.... a couple in the water. For the chicks you'd want just a tiny bit depending on the size of their waterer.

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I have the raw organic kind. I might wait until they are a little older. Thank you!
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What is the vinegar for???

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Hi, I use apple cider vinegar for my chickens water, you can buy apple cider vinegar at the store like I do (although it is expensive) I do a cap full per gallon. My chicken like the taste of it and it also keep algae out on hot summer days.

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It's good for their digestion and internal systems ... and it does keep the slime out of the water. If you search this forum for raw acv you'll find plenty to read regarding apple cider vinegar.

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I try to marinate chicken for at least 4 hours before  grilling. That's the only way I use vinegar.


Edited by NYREDS - 4/12/13 at 4:52pm
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highfive.gif Good one! :) I generally marinade in salt, some Dakota Buckaroo (liquid smoke) and some vinegar... don't need the raw ACV for that though. Must be time for dinner, getting hungry!


Edited by Paul 1952 - 4/13/13 at 5:24pm
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