Vinegar

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Elflady, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Elflady

    Elflady Chirping

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    ? Should I put vinegar in my chicks water.
     
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    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    Bust out the torches and pitchforks :oops::gig

    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! :)
     
  3. Elflady

    Elflady Chirping

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    Thank you, I might try it an see how it goes.
     
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    Elflady Chirping

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    Pictures of my coop. The dew cluck In. IMG_20190615_075608.jpg
     
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    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    Very cute! How many and what type of birds do you have?
     
  6. Elflady

    Elflady Chirping

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    eight Rhode Island Reds. All healthy and spoiled.
     
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    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    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
    1 Ameraucana

    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 :gig

    Chicken math! The struggle is real! :highfive:
     
  8. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    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.
     
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    Elflady Chirping

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    Yes, chicken fever. I'm afraid it's incurable.:bow
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Agrees.
    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.
     
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