Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is great for poultry immune systems, guards against bad bacteria, and maintains digestive health in the intestines by lowering the pH levels. If a chicken’s body is too acidic it is not going to be feeling in top form and may become vulnerable to disease.
Acts as an overall health booster.
Regular doses of ACV is one of the easiest ways to prevent your flock from becoming infested with worms, mites, and lice. Essentially, if consumed in safe quantities regularly, apple cider vinegar will begin to seep through your chooks’ skin and repel mites and other pests.
It increases calcium (as well as other minerals) absorption so your chickens will get more ‘bang for the buck’ from the layer feed and shell grit you provide them.
ACV also acts as an antiseptic by killing the germs that cause respiratory problems – which chickens are extremely susceptible to – in the throat and promotes healthy mucous flow.
The recommended dosage is 1-2 teaspoons per litre of drinking water.