Dried Garlic

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by alpinefarm, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens go nuts over dried garlic but the only place I've been able to find it is at my health food store and it is pretty expensive ($5/lb). Does anybody know a less expensive mail order source?
     
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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I posted a while ago on another garlic thread, I bought "cull" garlic (whole) for around $1.50 a pound, I had to dry and chop it myself.
     
  3. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rats, I was hoping to find bulk dried.
    Did you oven dry or just air dry?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Seems like a pound of dried garlic would be alot . Isn't it pretty light when it's dry ? How much do you feed in order to keep your eggs from tasting like garlic ?
     
  5. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've not had my eggs taste like garlic, but I *love* garlic, so I wouldn't mind if they did! [​IMG]

    I tend to feed it during the cold months, maybe 1/2 c. per feeder full of grains. In the 3 seasons that they free range/forage, they don't eat that much grain, so I don't bother with adding it.
     
  6. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what about granulated garlic - we buy it at Sam's club for about
    $5 a quartsize bottle. i sprinkle it on warm oatmeal or rice for my girls as a treat.

    BTW - no added salt is in it.
     
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  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I used my dehydrator.

    It never changed the taste of my girls eggs, I didn't give them much. Most of the garlic went to the horse and goat. They each got about a tablespoon once a day - so I go through it pretty fast, I used to buy a BIG plastic tub of it for the horse - that was $20 or so. If you don't mind spending that to get a large plastic tub full, then shop the horse department.

    This is the brand I used to buy for my horse: (2.2 pound bucket for $20)
    http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produ...cmPreserveSource=true&cmPreserveCategory=true
     
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  8. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! I'll check out both these ideas, the equine source and Sam's Club. Thank you!
     

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