How much Apple cider vinegar?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thecreekhouse, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. thecreekhouse

    thecreekhouse Songster

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    I water my six pullets in a 2 quart rubber bowl. I freshen with clean water daily. How much Apple cider vinegar should I be adding to their water and how often? Thanks!
     
  2. birdlegs7075

    birdlegs7075 Chirping

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    I use 2 tablespoons per gallon and give it to them a couple days every 1-1.5 weeks.
     
  3. Suzi18

    Suzi18 Free Ranging

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    I use 1 TBSP per gallon. Make sure it has "the mother" in it. I use Braggs as it's fairly easy to find. I use it year round except on very hot days. I always keep a plastic waterer filled with ACV water and a metal one with plain water. They seem to prefer the ACV
     
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  4. There is absolutely no scientific evidence or any other type of evidence for that matter that Apple Cider Vinegar is any help to your chickens. However there is a lot of evidence that ACV keeps the makers of ACV in the chips. Since is likely the only one maker of ACV that has traces of MOTHER in it I strongly suspect that those are the folks who are scamming you. I will sat this, if there were a big old gob of "MOTHER" floating around in the next bottle of ACV that you purchase that 99% of the people who purchased it would go back to their grocery store and demand a refund.

    Vinegar is not made by or from the mother. Vinegar is produced when an alcoholic beverage like red, white, or rice wine, or else white distilled spirits, and/or fermented malt liquor is exposed to oxygen.

    10,000 gallons of 30 proof or 15% apple flavored alcohol will produce 30,000 gallons of ACV with an acid content of 5% which is what you find in the store. The mother in vinegar is an indication that the wine in the cast or barrel was infected by a bacteria culture while it was aging.
     
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  5. Suzi18

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    Well thanks for sharing your opinion. The bacteria in the culture is exactly why I buy it.
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

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    I would make sure to offer a bowl without it in. Some will not drink enough with it in the water. I too don't see the point of it. :confused:
     
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  7. birdlegs7075

    birdlegs7075 Chirping

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    I mix it and drink it myself occasionally, scaled up at 2 tablespoons per gallon, the same I give my chickens. Seems like it works on my gut. Do I have any scientific proof? No, that's only because I flushed it down the toilet, lol.

    If the bacteria in ACV doesn't do something, then fermented foods are a waste too and don't get me started on the fermented food mafias. grrr.
     
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  8. 9hensnarooster

    9hensnarooster In the Brooder

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    What is the ACV used for?
     
  9. birdlegs7075

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  10. Suzi18

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    Actually mine prefer the ACV water. I always have ACV and plain water available to them and they go through the ACV water quicker than the plain.
     
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