Improving your flock's health may be as simple as adding a little apple cider vinegar to their water once a month. Mix 4 teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar into a gallon of water and serve in a plastic water dispenser. Each serving contains more than 14 milligrams of potassium that can help poultry deal with warm weather. Apple cider vinegar's antimicrobial activity also kills pathogens including E. coli and salmonella.
How It Works
Other than potassium, apple cider vinegar contains few measurable
Always serve water with vinegar in a plastic container, as vinegar causes metal fountains to corrode.
Never attempt to administer straight or diluted apple cider vinegar into a chicken's mouth with an eyedropper. Straight cider vinegar will burn a chicken's mucous membranes, and solutions may get aspirated into the lungs.