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looe-looe-belle

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apple cider vinegar
« on: September 29, 2010, 10:56 »
i have heard that putting apple cider vinegar in the hens drinking water is beneficial to their gut and helps stop infections and bacteria - has anyone else heard of this ? Or does anyone else in fact do this ? Be interesting to hear your comments !
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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 12:23 »
Hi

I put cider vinegar in the drinking water of my chucks, I was told to do this by an old farmer who lives nearby so I guessed he knew what he was on about. The chucks are healthy and very happy - don't know if it is anything to do with the vinegar but it isn't do them any harm.
I am sure that somebody with more experience will know more about it. :)

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 12:26 »
Just put a dash of ACV in the hens water. Make sure it is the non pasteurised sort you can get it from horse feed merchants not the ACV you get in supermarkets. I use it and my hens look lovely.

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010, 12:31 »
so can i not just get the apple cider vinegar from holland and barrat ? And why should it be unpasteurised?

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2010, 12:46 »
The ACV that you buy for cooking in supermarkets, health food shops etc have some of the nutrients, minerals and elements removed which are beneficial for your hens.
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Apple Cider Vinegar
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 14:10 »
You get apple cider vinger (ACV) from the pet shop or equine place. It's unpasteurised (sometimes called rough or unfettered)  You don't want the stuff from Holland Barrett or Tesco  :)  It's said to aid digestion and keep down internal parasites. Your hens will still need regular worming though. The hens enjoy their water with the vinegar in it though - just a splash or say a tablespoon full to a full drinker of water

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 08:50 »
Do only use it in plastic waterers tho' definitely not in galvanised ones.
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 14:49 »
Yeh, agree with all above. :)   all the hens and cockerels love it :happy: 

Search out the proper stuff and give it ago :happy:

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010, 19:22 »
I have read that it also stops algae from growing in the waterers. You have to get the one with the "mother" in it, which is a yeasty cloudy sediment on the bottom. I have not been able to find any, but want to get some as a lot of people swear by the health benefits for chickens.

Does anyone know where I could get hold of some in Herts or Essex??

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2010, 19:24 »
if you have any equestrian suppliers near you they will stock it  :)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2010, 19:58 »
I have read that it also stops algae from growing in the waterers. Does anyone know where I could get hold of some in Herts or Essex??

It does stop algae in plastic drinkers.

 I use it for one week in four and find thats enough.

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Re: apple cider vinegar
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2010, 22:05 »
I'd rather buy the cider and drink it myself :tongue2:



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