New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmaddicted, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. farmaddicted

    farmaddicted New Egg

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    Hello all I am excited to be hear as I am a new chicken farmer that started a year ago and have now have added turkeys to my poultry farm. I am sure that I will have many questions for you all.
     
  2. farmaddicted

    farmaddicted New Egg

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    I guess my first question to you all is on ACV. What are your thoughts? I have heard good and bad. Do you give it to the chickens on a daily basis or just once in a while as a treatment?
     
  3. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to our comunity and if you need any help dont be shy to ask
     
  4. farmaddicted

    farmaddicted New Egg

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    Thanks
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] ACV is a wonderful additive! I started giving it to my flock a few years ago, after hearing it helps prevent pasting up in chicks. Well, that was the end of my pasty butt woes right there. I liked what I saw and gave some to the older birds as well, egg production increased? That convinced me. I also heard it helps prevent coccidiosis in chickens, helps relieve stress, helps feather growth and and and… If you can get an organic one with the "mother", that is the best, but supermarket brands are good too. Add 3-5 tablespoons to a gallon water and put it in plastic waterers, it corrodes metal. Give it for 1 week, then fresh water again for at least 4 weeks.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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