Apple Cider Vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RaniaH, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. RaniaH

    RaniaH Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    24
    Mar 4, 2013
    Hi everyone, I read that apple cider vinegar is good for the chickens. How much ACV should I use in a 1 litre bottle of water? I just bought a soda bottle converter as the waterer I currently have is galvanized steel and from what I understand ACV will cause errosion to the water.

    Thanks, Rania
     
  2. jime

    jime Chillin' With My Peeps

    241
    13
    91
    Jun 15, 2011
    Elizabeth, CO
    I put 1 Tablespoon per gallon. Because the gallon will be 3.7864 L I will consider 4 litres and add just bait more ACV.
    The chickens will let you know if is to much because they won't drink it.
    Remember it has to be the one with the mother.
     
  3. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,532
    49
    166
    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    Where can I find the one with the mother?
     
  4. RaniaH

    RaniaH Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    24
    Mar 4, 2013
    I have the trader joe's brand of unfiltered apple cider vinegar, will that work?
     
  5. jime

    jime Chillin' With My Peeps

    241
    13
    91
    Jun 15, 2011
    Elizabeth, CO
    I got it at Walmart is a little expensive and change from gallon to just a little bottle.
    Some people seem to mix it with the other so will make it last but I have not done that.
    The brand I have is BRAGG .
    The background is yellow with red borders The brand is in white letters, it has the word organic in white letters as well and then under says
    Raw-Unfiltered apple cider vinegar
    And finally in a big red rectangle there is the words With the mother in white letters.
    The liquid will be a bit dark and you will see some kind of black slime that is the mother, when you give it to the chicken shake it a bit.
    Hope this helps
     
  6. RaniaH

    RaniaH Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    24
    Mar 4, 2013
    what you described is the same as what I have but different brand of course. I have a litre bottle so I will start by using 1/2 a tsp and see how they take to it.
     
  7. jime

    jime Chillin' With My Peeps

    241
    13
    91
    Jun 15, 2011
    Elizabeth, CO
    I am not familiar with trader Joe's.
    What you have to look for are .
    Organic, Raw-unfiltered , apple cider vinegar, with the mother
    Those words have to be in the bottle.
     
  8. RaniaH

    RaniaH Out Of The Brooder

    23
    0
    24
    Mar 4, 2013
    that's exactly what I have :)
     
  9. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,532
    49
    166
    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    thanks to all.
     
  10. llandry

    llandry Chillin' With My Peeps

    717
    18
    123
    May 8, 2012
    jersey shore, nj
    I never heard about giving them ACV. What are its benefits?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by