acv, whats it good for ??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CountryRoosterUSA, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    I heard that acv { apple cider viegar } is very good to put in the flocks water.
    What does it do for them and does it also act as a wormer?
    Can you tell me how much to use as far as dosage?
    Thanks
     
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It cuts down on the mildew junk slime in the water. is 1 benefit. I know there is more though.
     
  3. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV has been used by poultry keepers for years both as a tonic for good health and as an aid to preventing endo and ecto-parasites (internal and external parasites like worms or lice). ACV lowers the pH level in the stomach, making the gut slightly acidic which helps digestion and makes it a less friendly for worms. ACV is rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements and is reported to help birds during times of stress like during moulting, moving home or when new birds come into the flock. Apple Cider Vinegar is an antiseptic but also works like a mild antibiotic since it contains bacteria that destroy infectious organisms. Chickens suffering from respiratory problems can benefit from ACV since it helps to cut through and loosen mucus that is produced in the upper respiratory tract.

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