About garlic

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ginasmarans, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I read that garlic is a natural wormer and has other benefits. How often and how much should you feed? I bought some powdered garlic yesterday and just poured some into their water. I can't imagine you'd do that on a daily basis.
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I don't believe it is powder garlic that works. From what I was told some fifty odd years ago by my grandfather was to feed garlic cloves once in awhile. If I remember correctly it has someone to do with the oil in the garlic.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Does it give the eggs an off taste?
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    All that I have read powered garlic works just as well as a smashed clove...never heard of it as a wormer tho someone else might chime in...Have been told the eggs can taste like garlic from it but mine never have...I use a smashed clove every once in a while in their water for their immune systems and I'm told its good for a sniffle and a sneeze.....
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    From time to time, I finely chop a garlic clove or two, depending on the size, into some oatmeal or on occasion float one in the waterer. My eggs have never had a garlic flavor.
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Well, then it might not be a natural wormer,but occasional feeding is probably beneficial. That's good enough for me. I'll add it every so often. Thanks
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Gina, I really don't know about being a natural wormer, although I have heard that. I do the buttermilk and chopped pumpkin seeds from time to time as a natural wormer. Something in the pumpkin paralyzes the worm and they expell them. May not work for a huge worm load, however. They love the taste of it and I've been known to just add raw pumpkin seeds to the scratch can.
  8. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    You might have already seem this on another forum where I asked about this: helps the respiratory system, boosts the immune system, help purify the blood and helps repel mites and lice. Seems that you can use it in clove or powder form.

    Even if it just keeps lice and mites at bay, it's worth it. A chopped up clove in their food once a week would probably be fine.
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    thanks for this I feed the pumpkins and buttermilk after haloween when I pumkin patch died on us. I will also start using garlic. have you heard that chilie powder Maked hens lay more?

  10. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    There was talk about the chili powder, they say it works.

    I use garlic to rid my dog of ticks and fleas and they are put in dog food so I believe it.

    I never heard of pumpkin seeds and buttermilk but will start to use it, it couldn't hurt so why not? [​IMG]

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