Why ACV in water??--Okay for chicks??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by livin-green, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. livin-green

    livin-green Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend who said she puts apple cider vinegar in her waterers to keep bacteria from growing in them. She said she buys Bragg's because it's organic, and some other info. I found said that it needs to be "raw"--not homogenized or pasteurized--to be beneficial.

    Does anyone have info. on this? I'm curious if the regular ACV that you can buy at Walmart will also work? It doesn't say anything about being raw,etc. It does say:

    Diluted with water to 5% acidity

    Gluten Free

    That's it. Not even an "Ingredients" summary or anything....

    Any input??


    Edited to ask new question about ACV
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    What you are looking for is one that has "mother" in it. The sedament in the bottom. ACV is good for you and the animals. It helps with sour crops, algae growth in the waterers. For the horses I have noticed that it helps with the shine in there coat.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use the regular ACV, and it works just fine. It doesnt have to the the one with the mother in.
     
  4. livin-green

    livin-green Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it sounds like it's another one of those "personal preference" kind of things....

    I guess, since I already have some regular, I will use it for now, Then, maybe pick up the other later since I try to stay as organic, etc., as possible.
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Raw ACV is definitely better for them but the store bought is beneficial also....at least more so than not using any at all! [​IMG]

    ACV is touted as an immunity booster, parasite cleanse, makes eggs larger, feathers brighter, helps produce more female offspring, keeps waterers from growing algae or molds.


    The raw ACV has probiotics and just more of the "good" ingredients that cause it to be so great for livestock...and us! [​IMG]
     
  6. livin-green

    livin-green Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cool! Thanks for the info! I'll definitely put it on my list for future purchases. [​IMG]
     
  7. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good to know! On my list too [​IMG]
     
  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Natural ACV with mother is better because it has more vitamins and minerals as nutrients. However, even regular store bought ACV is very helpful.

    Here's an article, well worth a read regarding the benefits of ACV:

    http://www.buszesz.hu/en/allattartas.htm

    edited to correct link
     
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  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    How much are you supposed to use in the water for chickies and quail?
     
  10. livin-green

    livin-green Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oooo, good question! I did find two places that mentioned 1/4 cup to a gallon of water, but they were talking about for medication purposes. Any input of how much for everyday supplement?
     

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