Apple Cider Vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 44Wolves, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. 44Wolves

    44Wolves Here is Your New Title

    Jun 28, 2009
    I have several questions about giving my girls apple cider vinegar (ACV)

    1. Can it be given to chicks? If not, at what age can it be?
    2. What is the correct amount of apple cider vinegar per 1 gallon of water?
    3. Will the ACV go bad after being in the water too long?
    4. Do I shake the ACV before adding it to water?

    Thank you for your help!
  2. MaineMooseChick

    MaineMooseChick In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2013
    I'm new at chicks, I've only had mine for 3 days. Shipped chicks from McMurray Hatchery. All were happy, healthy, and lively, except two Buff Orpingtons with pasty butt. I read on this forum to add ACV with the mother to their water. Last night, I did so, and miraculously, this morning, the two with pasty butt cleared right up. They're doing great! So in answer to your question (and I did alot of research on this forum for answers to those very questions you have):
    1. Yes, the ACV with the mother can be given to chicks
    2. 1 tablespoon per 1 gallon of water (I have one quart waterers, to which I added 1 teaspoon to each quart)
    3. I would change out your water and give them fresh each day. If it's hot where you are, probably be best to give fresh twice a day.
    4. Yes, shake the ACV

    Hope this helps! I know it did wonders for my chicks.
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    X2 on the advice of MaineMooseChick! Good luck to you!
  4. 44Wolves

    44Wolves Here is Your New Title

    Jun 28, 2009
    Thank you so much!

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