ACV right away?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sparkles2307, May 4, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Do I need to put garlic and ACV in the water right away for my babies or is that something I need to wait on till they are grown?
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I put ACV in after the first few days. Someone said it helped with the pasty butt. I don't know if that actually worked, the pasty butt problem went on it's own. But my chicks are lively and I think the ACV is helping them. Garlic, I never tried. I think you just drop a clove in right?
  3. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    yeah I was going to cut them into quarters, several cloves for each waterer. I just didnt know how old the babies need to be before I started this regimen.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I do ACV, but not garlic, as soon as they are hatched.
  5. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    why is it you put either in the water? i get my babies in june and want to be informed of everything beforehand.... thanks:)
  6. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I know the ACV helps keep them healthy and their digestion working well, not really sure what the garlic does but if everyone says to do it I will...
  7. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2008
    What is AVC?
  8. Apple Cider Vinager. Use only a small amount. I also put in a blurb of Molasses the first week of life.

    I only use ACV on chicks and only a very small amount. It keeps the slime in the waterer down too.
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Organic ACV is supposed to be a probiotic, plus rimshoes is correct, it helps keep slime down. Garlic is supposed to discourage intestinal worms.
  10. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    Pilot Mountain, NC
    Quote:I had CackleHatchery call me after I received my chicks from them. They told me to add ACV to help with Pasty Butt [​IMG] I can say it did. She explained that the stress from the shipping causes pasty butt in ordered chicks. I'm SOLD on this stuff now [​IMG]

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