Cheaper apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RunningChicken, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. RunningChicken

    RunningChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Our local organic food coop does carry organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar- but at a cost- some $4.60 for maybe a quart. But I looked a little harder and found that they also carried it in bulk at $1.65/pound. (so maybe about 1/3 less). Hoorah!!! So check out the bulk aisles....
     
  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do they sell the liquid by the pound?
     
  3. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should sell it by the gallon [​IMG] depends on where ya go or who ya get it from ya can get it in the 5 gallon buckets
     
  4. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I am a newbie, my Silkies are just a bit over a week old .What is the apple cider vinegay used for? Thank you dianer29
     
  5. RunningChicken

    RunningChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I know- it is weird- but the checkstands just have scales and so everything is converted to pounds rather than liquid measurements. I know 1 gallon of water is 8 pounds..... I imagine vinegar is roughly the same.
     
  6. shopchicks

    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is not bad!

    I've found that our local health food store carries Bragg's in gallon jugs for $18.99. When I'm lucky, I can find a 20% off coupon for the store, so it comes out a little over $15.

    Don't have chickens yet, but I use ACV for salad dressing, and as an anti-fungal on my horse's feet, as well as fly repellent. It's good for everything!
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    There is a recipe on here for making your own ACV out of, I believe, regular organic ACV and apple juice. I think it is Miss Prissy's recipe. Do a search.
     
  8. RunningChicken

    RunningChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Do a search on this forum on ACV or apple cider vinegar and you will find heaps of information. It's usually added to water and helps keep it cleaner, has beneficial micronutrients, and the small pH change from using it seems to be anti-worm(?) or bacterial.

    You have to use it in plastic waterers (not metal). We've found it really does keep them from growing algae.
     
  9. forest42

    forest42 New Egg

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    how much ACV per gallon would you use?
     
  10. sweet tweets

    sweet tweets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, gotta try to make ACV for myself! A friend, her daughter has horrible excema all over her body, told me, with excema on the hands, to soak the affected area in ACV and water. I started doing that and my hands don't itch at night! I love ACV!
     

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