medicated feed and apple cider vinegar water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkielover1731, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    can i use both of these?i already have the water mixed and my mom just came home with the medicated feed will this hurt if i use both?
     
  2. sweetleo3333

    sweetleo3333 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are r u using it for? What kind of chicken illness do they have? I don't know the answer to your ?, just asking in case my chickens get sick someday. There only 3.5 weeks old right now, But Its my first time raising chickens. Thanks You for your time! ~Crystal [​IMG]
     
  3. rgearhead

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    also wondering' like above im new to this and my chicks are also 3 1/2 weeks old... what sould we watch for ....



    thanks Bob..
     
  4. billl2099

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    i been using acv with medicated feed for 14 weeks now on 21 chicks, all 21 chicks are doing great, last year we didn't use acv or medicated feed on our chicks and we lost 2 chicks out of every 4 we got, so this year when we purchased new chicks we over brought thinking we're going to lose some but we haven't. so i highly recommend using this combo.
     
  5. Erin B

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    How much apple cider vinegar to water do you use?
     
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  6. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i use 1 tablespoon for everygallon so right now i only have a gallon
     
  7. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    my chickens arnt sick its just so they dont get sick in the future.
     
  8. Erin B

    Erin B Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I've added it to my girls water too.
     
  9. billl2099

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    i don't measure, just pour a littlei in, our chickens prefer the acv water over just plain tap water
     
  10. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a reminder that you should be using the organic unfiltered ACV, not the regular kind. The organic kind has some extra natural component that is beneficial. I used an electrolyte mix in mu water with my chicks until they went outside, and now they get the ACV mix. It keeps the water from getting slimy too!

    Also be careful with medicated feed that you continue to use it for several weeks after they have been moved to the outside - it helps the chicks to develop a resistance to cocci infections, but will not work if they haven't been exposed. I have seen on here that some people had been instructed by feed store employees to feed the medicated feed for like the first two weeks and then switch to regular.

    [​IMG]YAY for chicks!
     

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