Help with ACV

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CHICKENFARMER22, Jul 2, 2016.


    CHICKENFARMER22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2013
    Hello everyone! I have some apple cider vinegar that I am wanting to give to some of my chicks that are 4 weeks old. How much do I give to them with a quart waterer? Is it safe to give to chicks? I don't want to give it to them and have them die because they're my babies. Thanks for your help!
  2. MorganC

    MorganC Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2014
    ACV won't kill your chicks.
    Some people do a 50/50 ratio, but I would start with about a table spoon per quart, that is a good starting amount. If you are still uncomfortable with that, cut it back by half.
    When using ACV, don't use it for an extended period of time; use it for about a week then cut it back out, then add it back in a month or so later. You can also use a product called save-a-chick, great for day old chicks getting them out of a rough patch.
    Good luck!

    CHICKENFARMER22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2013
    Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it!
  4. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    are you just wanting to do this as a general tonic, i assume? if so id say about a teaspoon per quart is fine. but its fairly flexible, id say you just dont want it tasting or reeking strongly of vinegar. for worming or other clinical purposes, i might do more temporarily, perhaps. you want unpasteurized, live-culture acv for the benefits, of course, too.

    btw we dont use acv in the water because we do fermented feed instead (which often has acv added). i think thats a more practical way to go actually in general, but not everyone wants to do ff for whatever reasons...

    hope that helps...

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