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Apple cider vinegar?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by coopncottage, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. coopncottage

    coopncottage Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently read that it's good to feed chickens apple cider vinegar, and I was wondering if others here do that. Do you put it out full strength in a dish or how do you offer it? Do they like it? [​IMG]
     
  2. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put a teaspoon or so in a gallon of water..................i dont really measure i just pour a splash in my waterer for them.....keeps them healthy!
    i take a dash myself...its good for what ales ya!!!
     
  3. coopncottage

    coopncottage Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks -- diluting it in their waterer sounds much more palatable! [​IMG]
     
  4. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The actual dosage is a table spoon per gallon. My chicks have gotten it since day 2 and they love it. I've not experienced any digestive issues with them at all so far.

    I also don't measure anymore and sometimes they get a little more and sometimes a little less. Also, make sure you get the pure version of it by Braggs, that has all the good stuff in it.
     
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    Quote:What does apple cider vinegar do for chickens?
     
  6. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know (and I know this has been disputed, so I'm not looking to start an argument) it helps with digestion and other ailments. I don't know the science behind it, or if there is any, but what it does at the very minimum is keep the water container from becoming slimy. That's a boon in itself.
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought some for $1.99/16 oz bottle from Swanson vitamins I used shipping code swan199 and shipping was just $1.99. I do have 1/2 gallon thats 'brewing'. I think it also has magical powers, my chickens are doing great no problems since i've started using it. 1 Tab/gal
    Patti
     

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