ACV & Garlic

CityGirlFlock

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 31, 2014
48
4
34
New Jersey
Hello All. I know that ACV and Garlic are beneficial supplements for chickens. However, I'm new and will be getting my fuzzy babies in June and want to be prepared and make sure that I'm administering it properly and have a few questions.
1. What type of ACV should I use? Would I be able to find organic ACV?
2. I've purchased the Chicken Fountain which will be hooked up to a faucet and I'm not sure how to and how much to administer.
3. Also, since I'm using the Chicken Fountain I won't be able to put the Garlic in the water so would it be okay if I crush a clove or two and let them eat it by itself?
4. At what age should I introduce the ACV and Garlic?
I would greatly appreciate your input and advice. THANKS!!! :D
 

Saerasx

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 6, 2014
304
12
98
Beaverton, OR
I'm no expert but I'm adding organic ACV (Braggs) with "the mother" to my week old chicks water. I've been doing about a tablespoon to around 6+ cups filtered water and they seem to be doing really well with it. No pasty butt or other health issues. I'm not sure about the garlic but I'm sure someone will chime in :)
 

CityGirlFlock

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 31, 2014
48
4
34
New Jersey
I'm no expert but I'm adding organic ACV (Braggs) with "the mother" to my week old chicks water. I've been doing about a tablespoon to around 6+ cups filtered water and they seem to be doing really well with it. No pasty butt or other health issues. I'm not sure about the garlic but I'm sure someone will chime in
Thanks for the info Saerasx!! :D
 

chickencoop789

Songster
7 Years
Jul 1, 2012
1,629
41
153
New Jersey
I'm no expert but I'm adding organic ACV (Braggs) with "the mother" to my week old chicks water. I've been doing about a tablespoon to around 6+ cups filtered water and they seem to be doing really well with it. No pasty butt or other health issues. I'm not sure about the garlic but I'm sure someone will chime in
Agreed with the amount of ACV. I don't think Ive seen it, but Im sure that there is organic ACV somewhere. Ive never heard of garlic in the water before, but you can start putting ACV in the water as soon as they hatch. I recommend putting a vitamin and electrolyte supplement in their water for the first week. It really gives them a boost.

No matter what you put in their water, only put one thing in there water at a time. I wouldn't put ACV, garlic, and vitamins in the same waterer all at once. And I would recommend giving the chicks just plain water a few times a week.
 
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