farmers have fed traditional cider vinegar to their
birds for many, many years to help support their immune systems
and treat respiratory diseases.
They have found that cider vinegar is particularly useful in treating
and guarding against attacks of Mycoplasma.
can attack organic birds
and is not necessarily curable with antibiotics, even if there is
a suitable drug on the organic list.
are many types of Mycoplasma (the most common is Mycoplasma Gallisepticum)
but they all manifest themselves as respiratory diseases. Mycoplasma
seriously weakens a bird’s immune system and they are then
susceptible to any disease that is going.
sinuses or small bubbles in the corners of eyes are the first indication
of Mycoplasma. Once infected, birds become carriers and remain infectious
can wipe out a whole flock of organic meat birds and I find top
quality, unpasteurised cider vinegar of great benefit to the birds’
immune system. “I know enough about the human immune system
to know that it benefits from cider vinegar and so it stands to
reason that it can benefit poultry,” said one customer.
doses the birds’ water with 600ml of cider vinegar in 30 litres
of water in the fourth and eighth week of their lives.