apple cider vinegar???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenlittle32, May 18, 2009.

  1. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Sorry for such a dumb question, but I've seen many times here to use avc for certain things....What all does it help out with?
  2. NashChic

    NashChic Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    I'm wondering the same thing.

  3. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I use the organic apple cider vinegar (Bragg's) and it is supposed to help with calcium absorption, boosting immunity and it is also a natural dewormer (not for all worms). It is great for people too, I found this info on another thread:

    Mother of vinegar, often tenderly called simply “mother”, is a slimy gelatinous material that is found in unpasteurized vinegar. In general it is the growth of acetic bacteria which are responsible for turning alcohol into vinegar. The acetic bacteria which are the heart of the mother of vinegar are usually filtered and killed by pasteurization in most non-organic vinegars. However, the mother of vinegar when present in the final product, especially that in cider vinegar, has countless health benefits.

    As a preventative tonic, consuming mother of vinegar strengthens many body systems and improves the immune system. Specifically, mother of vinegar helps circulation by thinning the blood and combating bad cholesterol, removing mineral deposits that are responsible for arthritis and bursitis and helping the body achieve homeostasis with greater ease.

    When taken on a daily basis, mother of vinegar serves as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It can also be use topically to control fungus or to clean a wound. Mother of vinegar applied to the skin can relieve itching, muscle pain, and certain skin rashes.

    Mother of vinegar can also help you to lose weight. It is said to help to reduce the excess fat in cells, decreasing cellulite and promoting weight loss. As a supplement to a healthy diet and exercise, mother of vinegar will help shed pounds while actively supplying your body with additional benefits. About two spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar that contains mother of vinegar should be taken daily. It is best to dilute it in a large glass of water mixed with honey to lessen the harsh taste of vinegar.

    Hope this helps-try searching apple cider vinegar on byc and you'll get tons more info. Happy hunting!! [​IMG]
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009
    I've also been told it keeps gunk from growing in waterers. 4 tbsp./gallon (double check me on the ratio, just to be sure).
  5. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    If you mix it with DE it will cure anything. At least I think that's what I've learned here.
    Oh, you can also use it to make pickles.
  7. turducken

    turducken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
    Yes we just started using it also. Also give to hens it helps the chicks to be more alert and feather out quicker.
  8. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    well that is food for thought
    with all the ACV I have taken I will not be wormy and have great feathers

    with that said it really gives more acidic gut flora to fight disease germs
    and will help the hen use the calcium she gets
    and use the Vit D the chicken gets

    it is very good for using in the incubator as said
    we always put it in the water pan and the scum didn't get in the pans

    also if used in the summer in the chicken water4rs it will not let the "green's grow in the waterers

    and the amount to use in chicken waterers is 2 tbsp per gallon
    4 tbsp per gallon of water would make it too acidy for them to drink

    good information
    but it was never proved that ACV is a wormer
    simply a wife's tale as is pumpkin seeds

    now cayanne pepper is a good wormer for chickens
    3 tbps per gallon of feed given as only feed source daily for life of chicken
    and cayanne pepper will cure a turkey of the black head

    any questions email me"

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