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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium 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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