Provides Vit. C, which is a great immune system booster. It may have other properties of which I am unaware, but this is why I give it. I just use it as a preventive to infections. Always worked for my bunnies when they got pink eye...cleared it up in a couple of days.
Whenever I feel cold-like symptoms, I power up on the OJ and it noticeably helps fight it off...so, who knows?
I put it in my chicks water when they are about 2 weeks old. When It's time for them to come off their vitamins and electrolytes. I put it in their water everyday, I knew a lady in my church would drink a cup of warm water with APV, and honey in it everyday, she even smoked lived into her late 70's 'lil' bitty woman she was real sweet. I figured good for us everyday should be good for my chooks everyday , well once a week I put DE in their water in precaution of worms.
I am just going to start new babies in Oct. and am trying to learn all I can ahead of time.
Another question. I am going to have to start my babies inside during the nights because it is going into the 40's here then. But the question is can I set them out on my screened porch during the days which are in the 70's and 8os if I keep the light on them? I know probably not the 1'st week but when? Thanks Jean