Egglaying Help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kiddobear39, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. kiddobear39

    kiddobear39 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I was told that you can put some apple cider vinger in the chickens water to help make the egg shell stronger and I was wondering on how how and how ofter you would need to put the apple cider vinger in the water if anyone know I can you please help thank you!![​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are you having a soft shell issue? Have you already tried oyster shells?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Apple cider vinegar is good for their bodies (and it helps keep the slime out of the waterer), but it doesn't make egg shells stronger. To make them stronger, you would want to give them Oyster shell. You can nail a sour cream container to the wall at their level and just keep it full - they will take it as their body needs it.

    For ACV, you can add 1 TBS per gallon of water. Never put it in a metal container and you want the apple cider vinegar with the "mother" in it - it's found in the organic section of the grocery store.
     
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    yeah I have some of them that are but I think it was because they just starting to lay egg cause I have not found any in a week so I think that was the problem but I do give them oyster shells
     
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    ok that but what is ACV and what is "mother " in it
     
  6. Kevin565

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    ACV is Apple Cider Vinegar . The mother is the part where the good bacteria and nutrients live.
     
  7. kiddobear39

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    oh ok now I really feel dumb well thank you now I know on how much to putt in and again thank you[​IMG]
     

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