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Apple cider vinegar...how often and how much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Amandahoney, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Amandahoney

    Amandahoney New Egg

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    I have 4 baby chicks and this is my first time raising chickens! I have read a lot About apple cider vinegar...how often do I need to do this and what is the recipe? How much ACV to water? My chicken are 2 weeks old. Thank you!
     
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  2. LeskoLayers

    LeskoLayers Out Of The Brooder

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    gosh no response yet? I was looking to hear any thoughts on this too
     
  3. Paul 1952

    Paul 1952 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well you want the ACV with the mother in it first off... my only hesitation would be how young the chicks are. I give raw ACV to my girls in their water and/or oatmeal treats... just a dab, maybe a tablespoon.... a couple in the water. For the chicks you'd want just a tiny bit depending on the size of their waterer.
     
  4. Amandahoney

    Amandahoney New Egg

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    I have the raw organic kind. I might wait until they are a little older. Thank you!
     
  5. christiethorn1

    christiethorn1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the vinegar for???
     
  6. rockthecoop

    rockthecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I use apple cider vinegar for my chickens water, you can buy apple cider vinegar at the store like I do (although it is expensive) I do a cap full per gallon. My chicken like the taste of it and it also keep algae out on hot summer days.
     
  7. Paul 1952

    Paul 1952 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's good for their digestion and internal systems ... and it does keep the slime out of the water. If you search this forum for raw acv you'll find plenty to read regarding apple cider vinegar.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I try to marinate chicken for at least 4 hours before grilling. That's the only way I use vinegar.
     
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  9. Paul 1952

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    [​IMG] Good one! :) I generally marinade in salt, some Dakota Buckaroo (liquid smoke) and some vinegar... don't need the raw ACV for that though. Must be time for dinner, getting hungry!
     
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