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.

Great Tasting Eggs

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

Solar Panel

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

I’d like to hear from you!

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


Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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  1. 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 .

  2. 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.

  3. I really enjoy reading all about how to care for my chickens, my husband pasted away and we lost the chickens to raccoons and other predators. So I got new baby chicks and raised them and did not loose any, and they are doing fine thanks to my husband and also your help,, because alot of stuff my husband did not do,,,, so thank you for the extra help.

    1. You’re welcome, and I’m sorry to hear about your husband. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

    2. Barbara I lost my wife it is hard but life goes on my chickens seem to be some salvation I think I take better care of them now.

  4. This sounds very interesting.. vinegar is good for so many things . Not sure what it does for chickens.

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