2 wk old Chicks and ACV

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pseudoyams, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. pseudoyams

    pseudoyams Out Of The Brooder

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    When is it okay to start giving my chix apple cider vinegar and how much? My chix will be 2 wks old tomorrow.

    Thanks!
    -Rob
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started giving it to mine when I got them, they were four weeks old
    They have THE nicest feathers now, real shiny and soft..............
    2 tbsp per gallon
     
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  3. petrelline

    petrelline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave ACV to mine when they were just a couple of days old, and they're 5 weeks and growing (and GROWING). One batch of chicks isn't a track record, really, but they didn't keel over dead....
     
  4. pseudoyams

    pseudoyams Out Of The Brooder

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    How much are you supposed to give. I read someplace that 1 tsp per quart of water? Does that sound right?

    -Rob
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    1-2 teaspoons per [bGallonb] In summer when there is a lot of mosquitos and Algea i put 2 tsp 's in. In winter i put 1 in. [​IMG] Recommend it 10000%
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I've always read here that it's 1 TBS per gallon. That's what I do with my chickens as well.

    There's 3 tsp in 1 TBS and 4 quarts in a gallon. So I'd do a little less than a tsp.

    I haven't started my chicks on ACV yet, but I will probably next week. (they are a little over a week old now)
     
  7. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine ACV 2 or 3 days out of the week and electrolytes 1 or 2 other days of the week and plain ol' water the rest. They're always curious which it's gonna be!![​IMG]
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:ditto .... same here
     
  9. pseudoyams

    pseudoyams Out Of The Brooder

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    excellent! Thanks everyone!
     

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