Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinager

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Farmer Kitty, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I have seen many uses for Apple Cider Vinager listed here on BYC. What I'm wondering is can you list them into this post so that those of us not as familiar with it can learn more about it.

    I know some use it as a worm preventative.

    I know that some use it to help sick birds but, don't know why. What does it do for them?

    What other uses are there with our birds?
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * It's been shown to boost calcium absorption from feed & treats-- that makes for nice eggs. That's about all I know for sure. It can be taken in water by people to help prevent osteoporosis for the same reason.
     
  3. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Great link!
    I wonder why your not suppose to use it in metal dishes? Is it because of the acidity maybe?

    Edited to say: Great links! I wonder if I can get my DH to take some. It sounds like something he could benefit from.
     
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  6. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure, but thankfully I read about it before purchasing my first waterer! [​IMG]
     
  7. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Put into a glass of water: 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, my mom's side of the family swears by it.
     
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  8. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TexasStar wrote:

    Put into a glass of water: 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, my mom's side of the family swears by it.

    It might taste better in a glass of apple juice. Some folks can't stand the taste of it! It comes in gel caps at health food stores I think.​
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Organic unfiltered ACV helps with pasty bums, too. A TBSP to a quart waterer for a few days. And you don't want to put it in metal waterers due to the acidity.
     
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  10. shumankanucchick

    shumankanucchick New Egg

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    Hi!
    The icidity(sp?!) in the vinegar can corrode metal so it can contaminate the water. There is a great article in backyard poultry april/may 2008 on the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
     

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