ACV in chicks water

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chocobroc, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are arriving next week [​IMG] I heard its good to put apple cider vinegar in their water for probiotics or something another. Anyway, if this is true, how much do I use?
     
  2. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of those plastic waterers with the red base and a half gallon holding tank. I've been using a capful of ACV "with the mother" (you have to buy the organic stuff). I understand I could use more than that. I asked the same question and got answers from a couple of Tablespoons per gallon to a couple of teaspoons per gallon.

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  3. birdparadise

    birdparadise New Egg

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    Definetely good to use apple cider! It's natural, it's edible! Don't worry too much about quantity, it's hard to overdue it.
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    If you just have a pint jar waterer, just a few drops will do.

    What it does, basically, is set up optimal conditions in your chicks for them to absorb nutrition. Its not a 'magic pill' or anything; think of it as a supplement that along with the right food, water, temperature and care helps to keep your chicks healthy.
     
  5. Chocobroc

    Chocobroc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone for the responses... I know I can always count on my BYC peeps! [​IMG]
     

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