Can chickens eat garlic

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by meowteri2, May 25, 2010.

  1. meowteri2

    meowteri2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Garlic is suppose to be good for other animals to keep fleas away. Does anyone know if it is ok for chickens
     
  2. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] YES! some people put it in their water, I have not tried that yet.It is also included in a natural de-wormer. the recipe is some place on here.
     
  3. Willjg

    Willjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there,

    Garlic is GREAT for people and animals. I give it to my chickens all the time. It fortifies their immune system and is a natural dewormer. So I think its a lot safer than any of those medications, and if its all natural all the better.
    I haven't tried fresh garlic, but I do use garlic oil.....putting some in their food, mixing it up----they LOVE it. Its also good for pigeons.

    Take Care,
    Bill.
     
  4. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to correct you.. its good for some critters but not all, it can kill a dog just like chocolate can
     
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  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Yes, garlic is ok, and has medicinal and anti-parasitic properties, but if you give to an egg layer, beware those eggs may taste a little funny!
     
  6. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My dog ate an entire chocolate pie once. And most of my halloween candy. [​IMG] And a tube of Neosporin ([​IMG]) but other than some painful looking poo, he was fine. [​IMG]
     
  7. phasian

    phasian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As a former vet tech, this is news to me. My dogs and flock both get garlic and lots of healthful advantages from it. Please read Juliette de Baraicli-Levy's books, a renowned vet and amazing healer. Onions are another story....

    Chocolate is not truly toxic, it's just that dogs will glut on amounts that can kill them or would make us extremely ill.
     
  8. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna feed my chickens garlic so I don't have to add it when I fry them..... and salt!!! lol [​IMG]
     
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  9. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just as a warning, too much will make your eggs taste odd.
     
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  10. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some vets say garlic is bad for horses and dogs, it damages their kidneys. I feed it to both, plus my chickens and have never had a problem. If you feed it in moderation I think it's fine.
     

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