APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

chickity-chick

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What is the maximum amount of ACV that can be added to a gallon of water for poultry? The directions I am seeing is 1 tablespoon to a gallon of water; just doesn't seem like much.
I never measured- just put in a few splashes- it was probably roughly the equivalent of 1tbsp/gallon. I think that regular water is best and you can always add electrolytes though it’s kinda a pain to have to dump and change the water daily with electrolytes... when I used apple cider vinegar when I let it sit more than a day or two it would develop an odd smell that was actually really gross and my chickens did not like drinking it then. So I think it’s best to change it daily too if your gonna do apple cider vinegar. Otherwise just do regular clean plain water! If you are going to have an apple cider vinegar waterer then also have a second regular waterer too just in case
 

chickity-chick

Chirping
May 1, 2020
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Atlanta, GA
What is the maximum amount of ACV that can be added to a gallon of water for poultry? The directions I am seeing is 1 tablespoon to a gallon of water; just doesn't seem like much.
Oh and if you do use apple cider vinegar use raw unfiltered otherwise it has no heath benefits for them. Also this type of ACV will grow and duplicate in the water so the concentration will become greater as the days go on since it’s live when you get the raw unfiltered. Hope this helps
 

nchls school

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Better yet, keep it in the kitchen, and offer plain water instead.
Mary
I've never used ACV before, but with our horrid heat and humidity... Of course I've been doing a lot of reading on the topic of AVC and can find no real studies done on its benefits just a lot of claims with nothing much to back the claims. I'm hoping more member respond as I'd like to know what I've missed and I'm sure I have missed a lot of information. However, for the time being I think I'll go ahead and use it once a week. As of yet, I haven't found anything about AVC that will hurt the birds.
 

Folly's place

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Actual studies that support benefits for ACV and/ or DE are pretty scarce! It's all about 'he said, she said', not real science.
I use the vinegar in cooking, and don't have DE on the farm.
BTW, there's this product at some groceries called 'apple cider flavored' vinegar. OMG!!!
Someone found a way to use less actual apple cider vinegar in the jug. Watch what you buy, why settle for 'pretend', adulterated, not straight apple cider vinegar?!
Another rant, done.
Mary
 

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