Anyone add Apple Cider Vinegar to your chickens water?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by werblessd1s, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read an article in Backyard Poultry about adding ACV to your chickens water.
    The Advantages
    * Improved fertility
    * General health and condition
    * Cleanliness in drinkers by slowing down algae growth
    * Helps clean plumage
    * Show birds look amazing when bathed in ACV/water solution
    * Clearing respiratory system

    Damaged bleeding birds can be treated by a diluted mixture of ACV. Ratio needs to be 10 to 1.

    It provides a number of important minerals such as potassium,sulphur,chlorine, phosphorous, iron, and silicon. The vitamins contained in ACV are P, A, C, E, B1, B2 and B6.

    It helps prevent internal infestation, controls disease and problem causing organisms, helps prevent sour crop,provides a source of potassium that will help combat certain bacterial problems. It helps keep the blood vessels free and prevents calcium from forming on the walls.
    There is definite proof that it can help prevent cocidiosis, a serious killer of young birds. There is also a good chance that it can prevent canker.

    Usage: Mix 1 teaspoon per quart of water. Watch birds reaction and make sure it is not too strong for them. As they need to drink water! Give as young as two weeks. A light spray over feed is also possible. DO NOT use in metal waterers the acid in ACV will cause corrosion.
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A teaspoon a day does your body good too!
     
  3. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes Miss Prissy, it is good for humans, dogs , cats, sheep and cattle. It relieves joint problems, arthritis, and internal problems.
     
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Wow, I would love to try this.

    Anything to make them healthier (and keep that stupid algae from forming - it is a pain to scrub out fo the waterer that I have) is ok by me - hopefulluy it'll be ok by them, LOL. I'll give it a try.


    Thanks for the tip -
    Meriah
     
  5. mockingbird girl

    mockingbird girl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I do this. I use some myself as well. [​IMG]

    You really can't taste much.. so I doubt the chickens will either if your diluting it in at least a gallon of water.
     
  6. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much per gallon for the chickens?

    What do you mix it with for human consumption?

    ~Rebecca
     
  7. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you use regular apple cider or does it have to be "organic"? I can't find the organic with mother in this area.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    needmorechickens! :

    What do you mix it with for human consumption?

    1 tsp down the hatch. Organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother doesn't taste like ordinary run of the mill vinegar. We like the taste.​
     
  9. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    needmorechickens! :

    How much per gallon for the chickens?

    What do you mix it with for human consumption?

    ~Rebecca

    >>>Usage: Mix 1 teaspoon per quart of water. Watch birds reaction and make sure it is not too strong for them<<<

    a Gallon is 4 quarts - so 4 teaspoons per gallon.

    Peace -
    Meriah​
     
  10. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Chillin' With My Peeps

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