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Thinking ahead to Spring...is garlic spray safe for chickens?

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Hi...I have a question about pest control.  Prior to chickens, I've used a product around my house that is basically a solution of garlic juice (and that's pretty much it).  It's sold as a concentrate to be used in bug sprayers to control flies and mosquitos (we use it for the skeeters).  Here's a link to the stuff...it works great.

 

http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/

 

We have 20acres, but use this mainly around our house.  When you spray it on, it's a little strong-smelling, but then as it dries, it's supposed to keep the bugs away because they can smell it (where humans cannot).

 

I want to free-range my flock.  Does anyone know about this product or know if it would be a turn-off or harm them?

Doing it all in beautiful Northern Michigan with 1 husband, 3 kids, 3 cats, 1 old dog, 14 Barred Rocks, 1 Mutt Rooster, 2 Muscovy Ducks, 1 Toulouse Gander and 1 Embden Goose and 15 new fluff-ball chicks (Australorps and EE's) all together to make one big happy (albeit crazy) family! 

 

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Doing it all in beautiful Northern Michigan with 1 husband, 3 kids, 3 cats, 1 old dog, 14 Barred Rocks, 1 Mutt Rooster, 2 Muscovy Ducks, 1 Toulouse Gander and 1 Embden Goose and 15 new fluff-ball chicks (Australorps and EE's) all together to make one big happy (albeit crazy) family! 

 

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I've used it and don't think the chickens cared one way or the other, it's non toxic or I wouldn't have used it.  Some people even feed their chickens garlic.

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Some people give garlic oil caps to their birds. It's a good blood cleanser and immune system builder. For mites and lice? No.
 

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