Apple Cider Vinegar

DorisPipSqueak

Hatching
May 4, 2020
6
1
8
I have read several things about using Apple Cider Vinegar with chickens. But what is it used for and how much vinegar to water do you use? TIA
 

kerbotx

Songster
Aug 29, 2016
254
438
201
Northeast Texas
ACV is one of those things that some people swear by & others think it's hokum. Then there's the whole side issue of using plain ACV versus raw ACV with the Mother... It is commonly added to chicken's water to help fortify the gut of the chicken, like a probiotic, to boost their immune system. Some say it interferes with calcium absorption, and therefore should not be used/used as much during hotter summer months. My chickens do NOT care for it, it's an extra expense I don't need, so I don't bother with it.
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Jun 2, 2017
10
1
54
Elk Plain, WA
I started using Braggs ACV for my 2 week old chicks to see if it would clear up runny poop from one of my 6 chicks. It worked. I use 3/4 tsp ACV per 3 c water (1/4 tsp per 1 c). Braggs simply because that's what I always buy and 3/4 tsp is hardly anything. I change the water every day (they don't drink it down). I did read that Chick Boost Probiotic is better than ACV and I just happen to have a small bag of it (that I bought months ago thinking I might need it, as a newbie chick owner). Since it comes with an 11cc scoop (10gr), I calculated out the U.S. quantity needed: 1 scoop = 2 rounded tsp per 1 gal water; 1 rnd tsp to 8 c water; 1/2 rnd tsp to 4 c water; 1/4 tsp for 2 c water.
 
Jun 2, 2017
10
1
54
Elk Plain, WA
I started using Braggs ACV for my 2 week old chicks to see if it would clear up runny poop from one of my 6 chicks. It worked. I use 3/4 tsp ACV per 3 c water (1/4 tsp per 1 c). Braggs simply because that's what I always buy and 3/4 tsp is hardly anything. I change the water every day (they don't drink it down). I did read that Chick Boost Probiotic is better than ACV and I just happen to have a small bag of it (that I bought months ago thinking I might need it, as a newbie chick owner). Since it comes with an 11cc scoop (10gr), I calculated out the U.S. quantity needed: 1 scoop = 2 rounded tsp per 1 gal water; 1 rnd tsp to 8 c water; 1/2 rnd tsp to 4 c water; 1/4 tsp for 2 c water.
 

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