Acv?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fourfeathers, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much? What is the ratio to gallon of water? I know to get the type with the 'mother' in it. What are the benefits again?
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I use a few tablespoons per gallon (or 4 cups (minimum) per 55 gallon drum). Usually, I just throw a splash in their water dish. If you use ACV use plastic only since ACV causes reaction with the metal that can make the chickens ill. The benefits is that ACV with mother is HIGH in nutrients and vitamins and it helps prevent (and treat) sour crop (which is a fungal infection in the crop).

    ETA: ACV also helps reduce (or completely prevent depending on the amount of ACV) the algae in the water dish. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    ACV is an immunity booster! [​IMG] Also has improved the taste of my eggs noticably, according to my regular customers.....no more sulfur smell or flavor...just good and mild, rich and tastey farm eggs.
     
  4. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both for the info! I knew I knew that stuff, but forgot:rolleyes:
     

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