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ACV as a remedy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SunnyCalifornia, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Songster

    Oct 8, 2010
    Escondido CA
    Thanks to all that offer me input.

    I have a 11 month old Delaware pullet

    Symptoms: lethargy, poo is very loose with lots of urates? (white stuff), no signs of worms

    Otherwise... eating her favorite foods, not puffed up, no swelling or drainage, no sneezing or gasping, abdomen does not feel tight or hard.

    Our weather has been warm, 85-90, but not extreme, and when not free ranging, she is kept in a shaded area.

    No new chickens added to the flock in the last month.

    No eggs today, but I don't know if she laid yesterday or not.

    Treatment thus far: brought her inside for the last 24 hours for watching. Given vitamins, hard boiled egg, banana, blueberries, watermelon, and mealworms. She will eat those, and her crop feels full right now. I will check her crop again in the morning.

    I was thinking of giving her some ACV, but I wasn't sure how much to use, is there a regular dose, and a "medicinal" dose? I also bought some Tylan 50 just to have on hand, but I have not treated her with that.

    Any thoughts?

  2. BrokenRoadFarm

    BrokenRoadFarm Chirping

    Jun 10, 2011
    North Central NC
    I put about 2 tablespoons of ACV in one gallon of water. I have done this since we brought them home at 8 weeks old. They are now 20 weeks (we are anxiously awaiting our first eggs [​IMG] ). If I forget to put it in their water, they don't seem to want to drink it! I guess they are used to the taste of it [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2011

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