Adding ACV to water

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

  1. dr1939

    dr1939 Chirping

    Nov 5, 2012
    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?

  2. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    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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