ACV in the heat?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nharbison0722, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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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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