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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MontanaDolphin, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. MontanaDolphin

    MontanaDolphin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read a bunch of posts about the benefits of adding apple cider vinegar to the water for chickens, but I have a few questions before I do it, just to make sure I don't do anything wrong.

    First, I saw a lot of posts saying it should be organic, but the store didn't have organic, so I bought this. Is this ok to use?

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    Next question, is the ratio 1 TBSP per gallon correct?

    Are my 4 day old chicks to young to add the vinegar to their water?

    Do I give them the vinegar water every day, and if not, how often?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that brand looks ok, I usually get Braggs. I have been giving my chicks from day one ACV.

    I mix 3 Tablespoons into a gallon jug of water and use that..They are 9 months old and still get it daily in their water. Never had pasty butt, and no illnesses, but I can't say it's because of the ACV.
     
  3. strssdmom

    strssdmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for this post. I had not heard this before, so it is great information for me. I love learning new tips for healthy chicks.

    I have done this with my dogs before to help with a healthy digestive system, but I didn't even think about it with the chickens.
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I add ACV to my water also.
    I give it to my chickens, dogs, cats, and sheep.
    I buy the Braggs online at Amazon.com since my local stores do not sell it.
     
  5. AmpersatChick

    AmpersatChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info, bookmarking for future reference.
     

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