Sick Chick & New ACV (apple cider vinegar) Convert!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliect, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. juliect

    juliect Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2009
    Niota, TN is time for confessions....

    I have doubted the apple cider vinegar theories for chickens...mainly because my mother is a big believer in the benefits of ACV and all thru our childhood we were dosed with ACV (whether we wanted it or not). We couldn't sneeze around our mother without getting a tablespoon of the stuff.

    Friday evening my 5-week-old roo Faverolles was lethargic and barely moving. I examined him for any clear signs & symptoms of a particular illness, but nothing stood out enough to make a diagnosis. Without an avian vet nearby and armed with the only knowledge I had...I dosed his drinking water with vinegar. He was so weak Friday night, that I honestly doubted he would make it. Saturday morning he was moving around more but wasn't eating. I kept up the ACV. By Sunday evening he was eating! This morning (Monday) he was back to picking fights with the other roo chick & preening his feathers [​IMG]

    For The Record: I used raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar - 1 tablespoon per gallon

    So to everyone out there in BYC land, that has ever suggested ACV....THANK YOU!!!!!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
  2. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you for trying ACV. Hopefully you are using a plastic waterer.
    My flock gets it everyday too. I even drink it in a glass of water.
  3. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Yep, I love the stuff-my birds get 2 tbsps in 1 gallon of water!
  4. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    South Central Texas
    Trilyn, thanks for the info on the nipples.
    I have not tried the AVC but think I will. I did try adding 1/2 tsp sugar to a pint of water for my new batch of chicks just to kick start them. I think it worked beautifully! They are 12 days old and going strong. I get such great ideas here.
  5. juliect

    juliect Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2009
    Niota, TN
    Quote:Yep, all my waterers are plastic...we have a construction company and I am in charge of safety, so I get to read all about the deadly toxins that get released when galvanized metal is heated. Granted, I don't expect my waterers to get THAT hot, but once you read about the poisons used in the galvanization process, you'll never look at galv metal the same way again.

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