using apple cider vinegar?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilbreeches, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have read several posts on using apple cider vinegar in your chickens water. does anyone do this on a regular basis and what are the benefits of this?
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I do it constantly. It helps with digestion and internal parasites somewhat. Mainly digestion.

    1 tsp per gallon of water. Not distilled, flavored or white vinegar just apple cider vinegar.
     
  3. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also use ACV regularly, same as Cetawin. I try and use the raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Trader Joes has it. The chicks and chickens like it too.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also keeps down bacteria in water.
     
  5. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so would it be ok to use the ACV in their water if i change their water every other day? unless it is just really nasty, that is how often i change it.
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I've been using it too. I even put it in my bunny's water and sometimes for my dogs and cats too. They don't seem to mind a bit.
     
  7. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo New Egg

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    Just don't used galvanized waterers
     
  8. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well all my waterers are either plastic or rubber. so i guess that is good.

    b.hromada :

    I've been using it too. I even put it in my bunny's water and sometimes for my dogs and cats too. They don't seem to mind a bit.

    wow, didn't realize everyone could partake in the greatness [​IMG] . may have to try it and see if everyone else likes it too. heck, i may even slip some in my hubby's water [​IMG] .

    personally, I take ACV tablets everyday myself. they smell awful (unless you like the smell of vinegar) but no taste.​
     
  9. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

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    lilbreeches,

    You can also benefit, it is really good for digestion.

    I change my water for the chickens every other day too, and I just add a little to that.

    I also take a spoonful myself every morning in hot water. It is very good for you, but an aquired taste, I am fine with lemon but hate vinegar, I hold my nose.

    the dog also gets a splash when I fill his bowl.
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Benefits? Less illness (actually NO illness all these years) due to being a great immunity booster.

    Bigger and better tasting eggs. When I forget or run out of ACV, my eggs get smaller on average and I don't get as many compliments on the taste. When I use the ACV, people rave over the taste compared to other farm fresh eggs. I didn't realize the pattern until just recently....which means I will not be running out of ACV anymore! [​IMG]

    More female offspring~this has proven true with my rabbits and my chickens. I will be trying that theory out on sheep this year as well.

    Some farmers give testimony to using ACV for:

    Scours
    Bloat
    Parasites
    Glossier fur or increased growth and fineness of wool
    Increased female lambs/calves and more multiple births~sheep.
    Pink eye
     

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