How and how often to use ACV

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cnj-tx50, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading the post about ACV and not quite sure that I'm clear on how and how oftern to use it. Can someone explain?
     
  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some use it every day ( like me ) and some use it every other day or once a week. Some even have it in one container and plain water in another.
    I put 2 tablespoons per gallon of water.
     
  3. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. Got some this morning and was planning on starting them on it tonight. This should help with a number of things, right?
     
  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep it will keep their water cleanner and helps with many internal issues
     
  5. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkies are just over one week old? When do I start the regimen? How often? ACV TO H2O ratio please? Thank you dianer29
     
  6. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    As Shaggysgirl says, one to two tablespoons of ACV to 1 gallon of water is a good ratio. I'd go with the lower amount for younger birds, working my way up as they get older.
     
  7. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the ACV help with other than digestive things, like sneezing? And general health?
     
  8. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I wouldn't expect ACV to help with sneezing per se, but it does seem to boost the immune system, based on the theory that a slightly acidic environment is healthier than alkaline.
     
  9. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    May I ask what ACV stands for? Thanks.
     
  10. 1-duckling

    1-duckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apple Cider Vinegar. It's good also in the cattle troughs and duck pools to help stop the algae growth.
     

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