1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Just wondering what the purpose of giving vinegar is?
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Well, some of us pour a bit of cider vinegar in the water to inhibit growth of unwanted microorganisms - the waterer, I mean, not in the bird. I do that only in hot weather, personally. Other uses?
  3. Kanat

    Kanat In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2008
    I thought that it also prevents/ cures sour crop?

  4. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Apple Cider Vinegar is also a detox and purifying agent.
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    I have used ACV
    great for keeping flies and such away from their waterer
    I also rinse the waters every so often. Great to keep bacteria away better then bleach.and its healthy
    even for humans .I raised my flock on
    A teaspoon in a gal. of water.
    year round.
  6. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    wow ~ I didn't know that!! thanks!! I am going to try that ~
    I love how I learn new things every day on BYC ~ well... every day I get on here..lol ~ I have been TRYING to curb the addiction ( only check twice a day....lol...lol...) :-D
  7. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Can you use the regular store bought ACV or do you have to get the sediment ACV at the health food store?

    Thanks for the ideas.
  8. 2chickenrich

    2chickenrich Songster

    Oct 7, 2008
    Perry, Georgia
    We clean our water containers with ACV but the chickens don't like it in the water , no they didn't tell me that:rolleyes:, they just drink very little out of the container with the ACV.
  9. use the one with the sediment in the bottom, and only use about 1 t. to a gallon water, or rather that's what I do marrie
  10. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:I just found some ACV with sediment, only I had to get it at the health food store & it was on sale for over $5.00! One of those glass taller jars (can't think of the measurement). With only adding 1 t. that should last a while & the chickens are worth it! [​IMG]

    Why can't you use the grocery store bought ACV w/out sediment?

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