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Hi, i heard from a lady that keeps chickens that  if u put chopped up Garlic  in the chickens drinking water it will help get  rid  of worms, can anyone else tell me if this is true or is she just pulling my leg?

post #2 of 16

I've heard it before but haven't tried it yet... I was actually wondering if I could crush up some left over sushi wrap and sprinkle a little bit on their food or if that wouldn't work what should I get?

Edit: Oops sorry just read the kelp thread too and accidentally posted here caf Need sleep Lol!

and I will be using chopped garlic in their water when I get them...


Edited by BriteChicken - 3/23/10 at 9:10pm
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by slikylover 

Hi, i heard from a lady that keeps chickens that  if u put chopped up Garlic  in the chickens drinking water it will help get  rid  of worms, can anyone else tell me if this is true or is she just pulling my leg?


From what I've heard, garlic makes an excellent natural wormer.  It also helps with keeping them healthy. smile

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post #4 of 16
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Thanks for the reply, also  is it good to feed them Garlic everyday or  once a week/month?

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I think so. smile

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post #6 of 16

that sounds awesome, so do you mince it up real fine? is there a ratio to shoot for as far as water to garlic etc

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Originally Posted by humm-n-cluck ranch 

that sounds awesome, so do you mince it up real fine? is there a ratio to shoot for as far as water to garlic etc


Honestly, I'd like to know that myself. smile

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post #8 of 16
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ooo look what i've found...

Garlic
Feeding Garlic at 3% and up to 7% of your hens diet will prevent
flees, mites, adding garlic to their water will prevent worm
infestations. Garlic boosts the immunity against many diseases and
aids in longevity. Garlic will add a delicious (in my opinion
everyone LOVES my eggs) flavor to the eggs and also cuts down on the
ammonia content in the feces making it much easier to clean the coop
from http://gardentenders.com/members/Xploreorganics/blog/40

Garlic
when added to forage can prevent white diarrhea and indigestion in chickens. To 50 g forage add 50 g garlic powder and 0.25 g terramycin. The forage should however, contain all the necessary nutrients.
from http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5670E/x5670e0a.htm

Garlic:
Some
people say that garlic boosts the immune system. People have been using it for thousands of years, and there is some evidence there to support it. If you use it then put one or two garlic cloves, unpeeled, uncrushed into the water and leave there until they start to sprout. Make sure there is enough water there at all times.
from http://www.freewebs.com/professorchicken/feeding.htm

post #9 of 16

thumbsup Awesome!! Thanks for the extra research!! I will have to figure out how to add some garlic to my chickens diet when they are a little older!  I am not sure I want garlic flavored eggs for baking though, I guess it will be a bit of a trial and error to see how much it affects the egg flavor smilecelebrate

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post #10 of 16

I have heard that if your chickens eat onions or garlic, then you eggs will have that flavor....which can be icky.

Sharon

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