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apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wifeandmotherof4, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. wifeandmotherof4

    wifeandmotherof4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some where on this board I read about adding apple cider vinegar to the water for the chickens. How much do I add to a 3 gallon waterer?
    Also how can I treat a bird that may have intestinal parasites? I'm going the route of non-medication or natural remedies I know about diatamacious earth but what else can I do?
     
  2. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You may safely add cider vinegar to food and/or drinking water, starting with small amounts and building up to ½ to 1 teaspoon per 15 pounds of body weight or about 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (health food store variety best) to 8 oz water. That is about ¼ cup per gallon of water and/or you may sprinkle or spray small amounts on bird’s food. Gradually add small doses to food over time, you can help even the most finicky eater to accept this. Do not use metal food or water dishes when using vinegar, stainless steel is OK
    http://www.cagenbird.com/vinegar.htm
     
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  3. wifeandmotherof4

    wifeandmotherof4 Out Of The Brooder

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    You may safely add cider vinegar to food and/or drinking water, starting with small amounts and building up to ½ to 1 teaspoon per 15 pounds of body weight or about 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (health food store variety best) to 8 oz water. That is about ¼ cup per gallon of water and/or you may sprinkle or spray small amounts on bird’s food. Gradually add small doses to food over time, you can help even the most finicky eater to accept this. Do not use metal food or water dishes when using vinegar, stainless steel is OK
    http://www.cagenbird.com/vinegar.htm

    Thank you so much! I will begin this asap!
     

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