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Backyard Chickens & Apple Cider Vinegar: A Marriage Made In Heaven [Podcast]

You probably hear that apple cider vinegar is healthy for your backyard flock. But do you know why?


We rely on apple cider vinegar on our farm. Buuuttt…I have some hard and fast rules when it comes to this magic liquid. 


I’ll tell you one right now: I think homemade apple cider vinegar is the best there is.


So, in this episode we get down and dirty about ACV.

You’ll learn:


  • Why ACV is so healthy for your hens
  • How to make it at home
  • Where to score my instructional video
  • What the studies tell us about its impact on your flock’s health



Links we discuss:

Manna Pro Poultry

Where to get my instructional apple cider vinegar video

Where to buy Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Where to buy my favorite fermenting kit


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I’d like to hear from you!

Do you feed your chickens apple cider vinegar? Leave a comment below!

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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of "Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock," and the creator of the online courses Feeding Your Hens Right, Healthy Coop Boot Camp, and The Homestead Advantage. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside. So am I. Welcome to FrugalChicken. Whether you’re a seasoned homesteader, an urban farmer, or an apartment-dweller, I’m here to answer your questions, share my life with you, and learn from your experiences.


  • My husband is fairly new to raising back yard chickens and we are both on disability and money is a hard issues so we have had to learn by me reading on the FB and internet . Thank you for any information you can give us on why ASV is good for chickens . We have had a very rough time of it , we have been fighting off Racoons, possum’s and have loss a lot of ours . He has done a amazing job with the area that we have and has constructed a nice pen closed in .We now only have 5 hens and are Americanos
    Of which lol my husband does care for but they were a gift from our Daughter in law after we loss the ones we had from Racoons . We live in the city . I love watching the girls as they walk around . If you could help us with our girls that would be a blessing .

  • I have pretty good luck with using a electric fence. A wire on top and bottom of fence,also around coop. I have lots of raccoons and possums but in 1 year so far so good. Hope this helps.

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