Can chickens eat garlic?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BlueJuniper, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After looking through a couple of chicken sites and videos, I have found that there is not exactly a definitive answer on whether or not chickens can eat garlic, or drink water with garlic in it. Some sources warn never to feed it, while others share that it helps to improve the general health of the flock.

    Please help me in determining whether or not I can feed my chickens garlic.
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    you can but in smallish quantities......
     
  3. BlueJuniper

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!!!!!
     
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  4. xcalibor67

    xcalibor67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somewhere on BYC, i read that some small pieces of Garlic Clove in drinking water is good to help keep mites off chickens as well.
     
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  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I would use it occasionally, not even on a weekly basis. Garlic has lots of wonderful qualities, but it is also noted to be a blood thinner. One of it's helpful properties is that it is an antiparasitic. I was talking with a friend who is a missionary in the Jungles of Peru. She says that she uses garlic and hot peppers often for their antiparasitic properties. (including to clear the body of worms, and as an anti malarial.)
     
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  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I am a firm believer in what garlic can do for a humans body.
    I have not come across a study, yet, about garlic and chickens, but my chickens have gotten garlic on a regular basis since they were hatched.
     
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  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Kiki, thanks for the excellent studies.
     
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