New from Natures Grub is this Organic Cider Vinegar for chickens. It is a useful addition to your hens' diet as it helps to maintain inner health, promote effective food digestion and so improves appearance. A good source of Vitamins A & C, and minerals calcium and phosphorous, it can help to support the immune system and maintain vitality and good feather condition.
Gaynor 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 is packaged in a 1 litre bottle and is un-filtered, non-pasteurised and totally Organic.
Feeding Guide: Add 20ml to each litre of drinking water.
PLEASE NOTE: Please be aware not to use Apple Cider Vinegar with any galvanised drinkers as it can cause Zinc poisoning which can be life threatening for your hens.