apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peplers chicks, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried for two days now to search for the dilution ratio of apple cider vinegar with water to give to the chickens, and can I make it a permanent mixture with their water.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    1/2 oz (or 1 TB) to 1 gallon of water is pretty popular. There is no exact amount, but you just don't want the chickens to stop drinking because it is too strong. If I put a 1/2 tsp in a glass of water, it tastes too strong, but a 1/4 tsp tastes just right.
     
  3. Peplers chicks

    Peplers chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you very much, and can it be a permenant mix, as I can see that it helps preventing a various kinds of illness,
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes, many of us use it in our flocks every day. Just don't use it with galvanized metal waterers, since it will rust them and may even cause toxins to be released. Plastic waterers or even stainless steel are okay.
     
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