Can I put garlic in my chicks water?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by collingwood, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone I have a baby chick and I'm really worried that it will get sick so will it help if I put garlic in it's water or will it be too strong and cause sickness?
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  2. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sprinkle garlic powder on their food if you think they need the benefit of a anti fungal anti bacterial.

    However I wouldn't do it unless you think their is an issue that needs treated. The anti bacterial qualities of garlic will kill healthy bacteria in their gut as well.

    So if you are trying to promote health use probiotics instead. Get plain yogurt with live cultures and mix it with some feed or treats or get acidophilus capsules, break then apart and spread the powder on their food.
     
  3. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks I meant to prevent disease.
     
  4. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then you want to promote healthy chickens and feeding them an anti bacterial unnecessarily is the opposite of promoting healthy chickens.
     
  5. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK I'm glad I asked before I acted thanks everyone!
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Sav a chick in the water for the first week and medicated starter crumbles is what we did/are doing.
     
  7. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014

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