Apple Cider Vinegar for Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bigredfeather, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be hatching some chicks in the coming weeks. I have been giving my hens ACV in their water for quite a while. I was wondering at what age could you start giving chicks ACV. I would think you could start at an early age, but with a lesser amount than a full size chicken.

    Any suggestions or expiriences would be welcomed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1 tsp in a quart waterer works out fine.

    After a day or two when they are eating their crumbles well you can give them a dish of yogurt with some crumbles sprinkled on top. You'll have to teach them different foods and the behavior you want them to exhibit - roosting, etc.
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the cider do for them? My chicks love yogurt but I don't know what it really does for them either!
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yogurt and ACV are both to help with digestion. ACV will aslo boost the imune system.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Apple Cider Vinegar, raw, organic, unfiltered (with the mother) is good for you too. It is very healthy to take tbsp a day to prevent things that might ail you. It is antibiotic, antifugal, antiviral, antiyeast etc. Just plain good for you probiotics - just like yogurt - lots of healthy little enzymes that help the good stuff in your body do its job by boosting function and immunity.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:You got it! [​IMG]

    MissP knows exactly what she's talking about here! I take it everyday, as well as my chickens getting it. Good stuff!
     
  7. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you just drink it straight or put it in something? It smells horrible I couldn't imagine the taste!
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Raw, organic apple cider vinegar is delicious. Shoot it. Toast and down the hatch. [​IMG]
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I just drink it straight. It isn't the most pleasant thing, I will have to admit, but the benefits more than outweigh the taste! Think of it like this. When you are sick, you don't hesitate to take a cough syrup, right? Let's face it! That isn't the most tastey stuff in the world! I'd rather take a Tbsp. of ACV every night and not have to worry about getting sick. After awhile, you get used to it anyways. [​IMG]
     
  10. derby

    derby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best way to eat ACV is with a big cup of Boardwalk fries! Now isn't that healthy!

    Derby
     

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