Adding ACV to water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dr1939, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. dr1939

    dr1939 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks 7 weeks old and 4 other grown hens.
    How much ACV should I add for a gallon of water?
    Can I make the same solution for both the chicks and hens as they both want to share the same water?

    Thanks
     
  2. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can make just one solution. When I use ACV, I usually use about 1/2-3 tablespoons per gallon. Some people use a LOT more. It's a case where I think you can have too much of a good thing. It won't hurt them much in the short term, but they won't like it. If you do use a lot of ACV, I suggest having two waterers, one with ACV and one without, so they have a choice. But if you only use a little, they won't notice all that much and yet still get some good mild acidification benefits from it.

    If you've never given them ACV before, start out with a really small amount, such as a 1/2 teaspoon per gallon and each time your container get's empty, double the amount until you get to 2 or 3 T. This part is not really necessary, but I like to do it so they get used to something instead of a drastic new change.
     

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