When and if?...adding vitamins and ACV

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coop-er, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. coop-er

    coop-er Songster

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    My chicks are 4 weeks old. I have noted in several different forums on here, that you should add apple cider vinegar to their water for several different health reasons. When I acquired my chicks ( the day they hatched) from Meyer I also purchased some Vitamins marked Vita pack Vitamin and Electrolyte supplement (I think its called). I have been putting this in their water everyday- so my question is.... How long do I continue this? And should I switch over to ACV anytime soon? The chicks are all very healthy and doing well at this point. Thanks in advance for the input.
     

  2. Imachickenmama

    Imachickenmama Chirping

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    They don't need the packets anymore. I give my chicks get organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it. Started them around 4 weeks.
     
  3. coop-er

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    Thank you-I will start this week.... How much ACV?
     
  4. Xovan

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    I did like 100 searches on how much and found any where from 1 tbs per Gal to 4 tbs per Gal. I finally decided to split it down the middle. Mind you I am new, however I was getting poopie but before and no signs since I started using it.
     
  5. coop-er

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    Great! Thank you, I'm new too and really appreciate your help on this!
     

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