1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

“Share Helpful Backyard Poultry TIPS” a Random Posting CONTEST Thread ~ Hosts, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,485
    4,824
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,485
    4,824
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  3. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,092
    162
    196
    Mar 30, 2014
    SF Bay Area
    Ok, so I always thought that apple cider vinegar in the water was just an old wives tale. I went to a poultry workshop a couple of weeks ago though, and the vet that was speaking there said that it actually can cut down on harmful bacteria in the digestive system. She said that chickens also prefer the taste of the water when it has ACV in it & will drink more water, which is also better for their health. I am going to give it a try!
     
  4. Brittsplace

    Brittsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

    119
    19
    61
    Apr 10, 2015
    I found that putting some apple cider vinegar in about once every two weeks does them wonders but I have read that vinegar is not so fabulous in really hot weather, so I am trying Bob (Big Ol' Bird) probiotics this summer.
     
  5. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

    228
    55
    73
    Feb 11, 2016
    SW Austin, TX
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,485
    4,824
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    What's a safe way to get rid of bees congregating around my tube feeder post #11767



    spray area with full-strength white distilled vinegar, sprinkle garlic powder around it or boil garlic and make a spray of it. scent will over power the scent thats attracting them

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    30,670
    5,439
    596
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    I use plain yougurt for their gut. They love it.
     
  8. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Trying to think... after raising these birds and sticking my toes into incubating and stuff.. the one thing I have learned and hold dearly is that each experience is an opportunity to learn. I had one pullet die on me..... I had a 100 percent hatch.. I had a killing frenzy of eggs.. I had sick chicks and each event brought me to a new knowledge of my ultimate goal.... A lesson I learned from (Just watch and learn) @aart
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. deserteggs22

    deserteggs22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,683
    159
    129
    Jul 22, 2015
    Arizona
    I might need to use that!
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    32,035
    4,826
    536
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    @lindalouly You called??
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by