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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Anny, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I know alot of people on here give their hens apple cider vinegar. How much do you give, and do you just mix it in with the water. How often do you give it? At what age should you start giving it?

    What are some of the health benefits?
     
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  2. dogzrule5

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    I think the dosage is 1 tablespoon per gallon. It can be used as a de-wormer and it will also prevent algae from growing in the water.
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    There's not a critter here that doesn't get ACV, even the two legged ones! You really can't overdo it. I ration it based on cost. The organic stuff ain't cheap! I find that when I get a little heavy handed the chickens spend more time at the waterer than the feeder.
     
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  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
  5. eggchicken master

    eggchicken master In the Brooder

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    dont put it in metal waterers, it can not only ruin the waterers, but its bad for the chickens,so use plastic!!!
     
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  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    If you put to much ACV in the chicken waterer they will let you know. If they aren't drinking it or not drinking as much then cut back on the amount. I usually add 3+ tbsp in my 3 gallon plastic waterer. I have read that in the heat not to add as much because it will give a sour taste faster and the chickens won't drink as much water as they need to be drinking in the heat. Don't know if that's true or not.
     
  7. Sunburnt

    Sunburnt In the Brooder

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    I found this thread in here and was wondering if it's ok to start ACV at two weeks?

    Thanks.
     

  8. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    should be fine. Love your avatar!! Looks like one of Gonzo's chickens! [​IMG]
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  9. Sunburnt

    Sunburnt In the Brooder

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    gonzo&hispeeps :

    should be fine. Love your avatar!! Looks like one of Gonzo's chickens! [​IMG]
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    LOL, it is! Hi, Gonzo!​
     
  10. chickluvr

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    I have never given my chickens ACV. They are about 8-9 weeks now. Is it ok to just start adding it now? What if they wont drink it since they have not had it before?
     

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