Apple cider vinegar helps maintain health, aids digestion and improves your hens' general health and well-being. With the addition of garlic, which has been well known for its antiviral benefits, Natures Grub Organic Cider Vinegar with Garlic is a must for any poultry keeper keen to keep their birds in top health. It is un-filtered, non-pasteurised and totally organic!
Gaynor, our head of operations, says: "If I had to recommend one natural product to give to hens on a regular basis it would without doubt be apple cider vinegar."
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is made using the whole apple and provides enzymes and important minerals and vitamins in the form of bioflavonoids. Hens receiving ACV have been shown to re-grow their feathers faster than those not receiving it.
What else does it do? It aids digestion, helping to break down minerals and fats and assisting the assimilation of proteins, converting food better and preventing sour crop. ACV lowers the pH of the digestive tract rendering it less welcoming to pathogens and creating a hostile environment for E.coli organisms as well as Coccidiosis.
It is toxic to Trichomoniasis – the nasty protozoa that causes canker. Do your hens lay soft shell eggs? ACV can help to regulate the potassium levels in the body (it’s a natural source). Potassium controls the use of calcium in the body allowing more calcium to be freely available and helping to prevent soft shells.
If all that isn’t enough, ACV clears the respiratory tract, helps to clean the hens plumage and generally improves your hens well- being – it’s a great tonic.
One final bonus – it depresses the growth of algae in the drinkers (don’t use it in a metal drinker though).
Natures Grub Organic Cider Vinegar with Garlic is packaged in a 1 litre bottle and is a great addition to your chickens' diet.
Feeding guide: Add 20ml to each litre of drinking water.
PLEASE NOTE: Cider Vinegar should not be used in galvanised poultry drinkers.