giving apple cider vinegar

dadsgirl

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i have heard you need to give your newly hatched chicks, and grown chickens apple cider vinegar, if this is true, can you use the kind in the gro store?? and if so , what does it do,?? and how much should you give per quart???

thanks, angie
 

MissPrissy

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1 tbsp to a quart of water.

Raw, organic, unfiltered ACV with the mother in the bottom of the bottle is an anticieptic, antibiotic, antifugal, antiyeast immune system booster - for you, your pets, your chickens etc.
 

patandchickens

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You don't "need to" use it, although some/many people feel it is a good thing.

Don't put ACV in a galvanized waterer though -- has to be plastic or a rubber bucket or whatever. Acidifying the water in a galvanized container leaches out cadmium from the galvanizing and can cause poisoning.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat
 

MSHEN

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I did'nt know about not using it in a galvanized waterer. That's useful and very important info,as I do have one galvinized waterer i'm using for my chics and I am a staunch believer in ACV.( give it to them and my grown ones too) I'll change to all plastic. So far. no s/s of poisoning, thank goodness!! I truly love this site! So much experiance to share!
 

Beekissed

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The mother in the bottom of the jug or container of ACV. Its the yeast, or culture, that generates/starts the fermenting process of the apple juice. It resembles a big, slimey opaque piece of goo. Its called the "mother" of vinegar.
 

DancesWithChickens

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we use ACV alot for tintures, didn't know i could give it to the chickens, will start first thing tomarrow. Just been reading here for five days and i can't believe all the things i have learned.
 

chickens4me

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I use AVC in my chickens' water & I really believe it keeps them healthy.

I do use the regular grocery store kind, but I think I will follow Miss Prissy's advice and get the better organic kind~~Maybe I can grow some "Super-Chickens" that way!
 

Blue_Myst

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Yep, apple cider vinegar works wonders, I tell you! Boosts the chicken's immune system, and keeps the algae population at a minimum.
 

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