vinegar in water

jake99

Hatching
9 Years
Feb 17, 2010
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hi new to chickens
i just read an article ,where they said they add apple cider vinegar to the water.it didn't explain why , is this an everyone knows that except me? could some one help me. and should i do it also.


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Wendy'sChicksRock

Songster
9 Years
Aug 8, 2010
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Oakland county ,MI
for some reason if you add it it seems to keep the feather plucking to a minimum.. It wont hurt them so i do it and its worked so far...

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carrlr

Songster
Mar 31, 2010
704
3
164
Southern Illinois
Type ACV in the google search window for many thougts. If you decide to use it do not use metal waterers. It will keep algea from forming in water dishes.
 

henney penny

Songster
10 Years
Nov 21, 2009
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Northern Maine
I have always put 1tbl to a gallon of water since I have had chcikens,they have no worms and are very healthy.Make sure you use the acv with the mother in it,I buy mine at amazon.com a gallon of braggs acv is 15.00 and .99 cents shipping.
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
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Ohio
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider vinegar is rich in the vitamins, minerals and trace elements found in apples, especially potassium. It will normalize pH levels in the stomach, improve digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.
A few more benefits of Oral Apple Cider Vinegar are:
*Reduces intestinal and fecal odors.
*Aids in digestion.
*Helps to break down minerals and fats.
*Assists the animal to assimilate proteins.
*Assists the animal to convert food better.
*It lowers the pH of the digestive tract which
will make an environment less welcoming
to pathogens therefore will reduce common
infections and increases resistance to disease.
*Improves stamina and fertility.
*It is a great overall tonic that will improve the general well being of the animal.
If started while Birds are young (1-1/2 to 2weeks), birds
*Will feather out quicker.
*Are hardier.
*Grow to their potential sooner when used with an adequate feed.
I find the meat is also leaner due to the fats being converted quicker.
Cautions:
Do not use metal water dishes (except stainless steal).
Vinegar should not be used internally with animals that have an irritated lining of the intestinal tract.
Add 1/8-1/4 of a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to every 4 fl ozs of water, or 1/8-1/4 cup per gallon of water.

Chris
 

carrlr

Songster
Mar 31, 2010
704
3
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Southern Illinois
Wendy'sChicksRock :

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OH no
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i use it in my metal waterers.... didnt know I shouldnt.. will it make them sick or something?
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It shouldn't make them sick, but due to acidity it will cause corrosion.​
 

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