Honey, Garlic & Apple Cider Vinegar in their water.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beautifulbirds, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. beautifulbirds

    beautifulbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is an old fashioned method of worming that a lot of poultry people swear by. So my question is what should the mixture be (ratio) and how often should this go into their water? Daily, weekly or ...? What did the old timer poultry men and women used to do? Anyone know about this? Thanks a lot.
  2. nicodemuschickenfan

    nicodemuschickenfan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
    Enid, OK!
  3. beautifulbirds

    beautifulbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Lynn

    Lynn Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2008
    I have heard of garlic and also Apple Cider Vinegar for worm control in chickens, but not honey. They are both beneficial for general health, too, not just worms.

    An Organic Chickens website, recommends using a "glug or two" of ACV per gallon of water. The vinegar must be unpasteurized--the pasteurized vinegar you get from the grocery store will not work, as it has had all the beneficial bacteria killed in the pasteurization process. You need the "mother" in it, which is the term for the active, live sediment... (similar to the starter culture when making yoghurt).

    You can also add a clove of peeled garlic to the above. ...One question I have is how often a new clove would need to be added--if you need a new one every day, that would be a lot of garlic!

    Hope this helps. By the way, there are ways you can make your own Apple Cider Vinegar and it is fairly easy. You can also buy unpasteurized vinegar with the mother in it at the health food stores, but it is very expensive!

  5. beautifulbirds

    beautifulbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey thanks Lynn. What was the address of the organic chickens site you mentioned? Did you get my post on bare spot at base of tail?
  6. Lynn

    Lynn Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2008
    Hi Lisa, yes I just got your post on my bare spot question! Thanks (I posted a reply to your reply). As for the organic chickens... it's a yahoo group called "Organic Chickens" forum. You have to have a Yahoo account, but once you have one, there are all kinds of chat groups on every topic imaginable. There is another chicken group there, too, that's pretty good called Chickens 101. At that group, they have the instructions on making apple cider vinegar, but I can copy and paste here, too, if you'd like:

    Spontaneous Cider

    Timeframe: About 1 week
    Ingredients (for 1 gallon/4 liters):
    1 gallon/4 liters fresh apple cider or apple juice.
    (Make sure it does NOT contain preservatives, because
    preservatives are used to prevent microorganisms from
    growing, and you want the yeast to come and feast upon
    the sweet juice)

    1. Leave the cider out at room temperature, with the
    cap removed. Cover the top with cheesecloth or mesh
    to keep flies out but give yeast access.

    2. After a few days, taste it, then continue to taste
    at frequent intervals. When I took notes on the
    process, after 3 days it was "bubbly, mildly
    alcoholic, sweet"; after 5 days it had "lost its
    sweetness, still bubbly, not at all sour"; after a
    week "hard and dry"; and a day later "starts to have a
    sour edge". Homebrewing can be as simple as this.

  7. beautifulbirds

    beautifulbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Marvellous, thank you!
  8. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Quote:When do you use this in the waterers? after the week? how long is it good for? do you refridgerate it?

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