Apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by depeelm, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. depeelm

    depeelm In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2015
    I was just curious about apple cider vinegar and if anybody has had any benefits from this in their chickens! I read up about it and I heard that it helps with a lot of different things! So?
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  2. tutdee

    tutdee Hatching

    Mar 27, 2015
    CV helped with mine with pasty butt. I put a little in their drinking water and also put a plate with a little sand in it. It worked wonders for my babies.
  3. tigerchick

    tigerchick In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2015
    I use organic acv with my parrots 10cc to one gallon of distilled water. I give this for two weeks at a time every three months. I have been researching it with chickens. I asked a man who has a masters degree in poultry nutrition from Clemson University. He said it would not hurt them and he has heard of people using it with chickens.
  4. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chirping

    Nov 3, 2014
    Unfortunately, the broad claims for the health benefits of vinegar that you see are grossly exaggerated. There are very few scientific studies looking into the effects of dietary vinegar in humans or chickens, and most of the time, the results of one study may be refuted by another. What the research suggests is that more research needs to be done. J There are many people who feel that vinegar helps with many things; there are also many people who believe that a placebo will stop pain. That is why good research studies are always designed to take the placebo effect into consideration. In most cases using some vinegar is unlikely to do harm, as long as you don’t get carried away with it. Just be realistic in your expectations and you’ll be in good shape.
  5. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    If nothing else, it seems to keep the algae at bay in their water supply.
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  6. KLive

    KLive Hatching

    May 9, 2015
    I also used it to help a chick with pasty butt and it did resolve (though not sure if it was the apple cider that did it or not, but it can't hurt). ACV seems to have properties that make it good for so many things.
  7. bigbruce

    bigbruce Chirping

    May 4, 2015
    I start my chicks on acv right out of the incubator..I have no pasty butt probs and chicks thrive.I also give it to my grown flock twice a week.I don't know about the science of it but 40 years of raising chickens and I swear by it
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  8. bigbruce

    bigbruce Chirping

    May 4, 2015
    Purina you are larger than most feed suppliers so your cost of goods should be better.Why is it that I can buy a better quality feed that my chickens do better and lay more eggs on at 4.00 a 50 pound bag cheaper.Just wondering
  9. Nadiia

    Nadiia Chirping

    Aug 1, 2014
    Hi guys. My dad couldn't find any ACV in the shops so he bought Cyder Vinegar. Can I use this or no?
  10. Keyless Chuck

    Keyless Chuck In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2014
    New Jersey

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