vinegar in water?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ecogen, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my first hatch due in about a week. The breeder who sent me the eggs suggests putting a small amount of vinegar in the drinking water (1 tbl per gallon of water). Is this common? I have never heard of that and wonder if I should do this. thanks.
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
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    I use ACV in all my waterers...chickens, cows, goats, ducks, rabbits, dogs, cats....um I think that's it, lol.
     
  3. ecogen

    ecogen Out Of The Brooder

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    what's ACV?
     
  4. macnugget

    macnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    apple cider vingar =acv
     
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check website Braggs.com, lots of useful information
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Never Heard Of It Personally. I Know Folks That Add Sugar To The Water Early On, But Have Never Heard Of Vinegar?
     
  7. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it do?
     
  8. ken429h

    ken429h Out to Lunch

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    Quote:Other than shifting the PH level of the water (in the dose mentioned) a little bit...Nothing, but is 100% harmless.

    Ken
     
  9. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
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    Do a little research--ACV has health benefits for people and animals. Unpasteurized is best.
     
  10. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use ACV to prevent sour crop. Before using it, my hens were always swallowing and had horrible smelling breath and poo. Now, nothing!!! They also have shinner feathers and have put on more weight.

    It can also be used to add in calcium absorption as well as other things.

    DB
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2009

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