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Why do you guys give your chickens apple cider vinegar?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it something I should be doing?
     
  2. greenscape

    greenscape Out Of The Brooder

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    Same reason I drink it. Urinary tract cleaner. flushes the Kidneys.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, okay thanks. Guess I'll pick some up. How much should I put in their waterer?
     
  4. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It also kills bad bacteria in the body.
     
  5. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll get varying answers here.

    Personally, I do add it. I started adding it to our spring 2011 chicks when 9 of them (all Iowa Blues) came down with pasty butt. I Googled what to do with it and found my information here... since I prefer to use natural methods over medicinal ones, I decided to give it a try. It worked wonders for them!! I forgot to add it to their water a couple of times and the pasty butt came back - added the ACV back to the water again and it stayed away.

    Anyway, the many [alleged] additional reasons to add it is that it's supposed to help lower the pH balance of their digestive system, increases egg production, kills germs that cause respiratory issues, keeps the slime down in the waterers, keeps the harmful bacteria down in the waterers, etc, etc, etc....
     
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  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    raw apple cider vinegar is nutritious and works as a general tonic. I have used it on ducks who were a bit under the weather and they perk right up. I put a couple tbsp per bucket.
     
  7. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a good idea and something that I need to be doing for my flock. How often it is advised to put apple
    cider vinegar in their water. When needed, monthly, weekly? Just wondering.

    Is it about 1 TBS per Gallon? What radio is best?

    Thanks.
     
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  8. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make sure its Raw unfiltered, I use Bragg Organic Raw - unfiltered Apple cider vinigar. One tablespoon to a gallon of water or 1 tspoon to a quart. I was giving it daily in their waters but have cut back to a few times a week. How often do you all give ACV in their water? Never was sure how often to give it.
     
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  9. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, thanks that help a lot. I will start doing that for my flock.
     
  10. DebbieDee

    DebbieDee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you get raw unfiltered cider???
    Thanks
     

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