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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Elflady, Jun 15, 2019.
? Should I put vinegar in my chicks water.
Bust out the torches and pitchforks
This is a highly debated topic. Some are convinced there's a lot of benefit to ACV (Apple cider vinegar) while others think it's either useless or does more harm than good.
That being said I use it in both my layer flocks water and my pullets. If you're going to bother with it get the raw, unfiltered kind with "mother". This variety is already loaded with good probiotics and beneficial bacteria.
I've noticed at the very least I have fewer serious issues than a lot of other people in my area and they seem to drink more than with plain water.
If you have to add anything else to their water like medication, vitamins, electrolytes do not mix these with ACV.
It's really a preference thing, I don't think it hurts any to try it, personally. Between lots of fresh water intake and good quality feed I seem to avoid several common issues and I think these factors help.
Another way to get the benefits of probiotics and ph friendly tummies is fermenting your feed. I do both!
Thank you, I might try it an see how it goes.
Pictures of my coop. The dew cluck In.
Very cute! How many and what type of birds do you have?
eight Rhode Island Reds. All healthy and spoiled.
I'm familiar with spoiled! We have seven total, three layers and four pullets.
2 barred rocks
1 buff Orpington
1 Rhode Island Red
1 Blue Andalusian
1 Easter Egger
We'd started with three already of laying age for my son's high school animal biology class. Somehow that led to four chicks this spring from the Farm and feed store. Now I'm considering some rare breed chicks next spring hatched via broody
Chicken math! The struggle is real!
Not in chicks water.
There is no scientific evidence that ACV had any health benefits in water and I've yet to find any evidence that it does any harm to adult chickens.
Yes, chicken fever. I'm afraid it's incurable.
I wonder how many people know that it's only the active(with a live scoby) ACV that might be beneficial?
Seriously, there's already 'probiotics' in most chicken feeds.