ACV in the heat?

nharbison0722

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Hi everyone! I hope that You all are doing well! I had a question about using ACV for my older chicks that are out in the heat. I had read somewhere that it was bad to use the ACV when your chicks are in temperature extremes like mine Are (100degree days!).
Any advice? I've been giving them electrolytes since it's so very hot, but stopped on the ACV. I still give the ACV to my chicks in the brooder.
Thanks for your help and advice!
Take care!
 

sunflour

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Don't add ACV to their water in the heat. You can add electrolytes if you want, but IMO giving them cold water is the best plan.
 

nharbison0722

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May 26, 2016
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Don't add ACV to their water in the heat.  You can add electrolytes if you want, but IMO giving them cold water is the best plan.


Hey, thanks for your advice! I know I had read that somewhere but couldn't remember where. So thanks again! I'll keep giving it to my little girls in the brooder, but not the ones outside. What about giving it to the ones outside when the temps go down?
Thanks!
 

sunflour

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I think it has something to do with the absorption of calcium by the flock?

For the outside ones - a pan, some ice - with lettuce, ripe tomatoes or something else they love will help them stay cool.
 

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