Ducks and Garlic?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OliverZoe, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. OliverZoe

    OliverZoe Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2013
    I have read that it isn't great to give ducks garlic but what about a little garlic powder or fresh chopped garlic in their food once a week?

    Flavoring eggs is not a concern of mine.

    Would just like to know if it would be safe [​IMG] they share their food with the chickens and I would really like to give them garlic for the health benefits.

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I know at least one person who adds some garlic to their feed for the health benefits. I have also read it isn't good for ducks.

    There are some parameters, I think, with some of those things, but I don't know what they might be.

    Zwei once ate a little volunteer garlic bulb out of the garden. I wanted to tell myself she hadn't really eaten it, but she had garlic on her breath[​IMG]No harm came to her.
  3. OliverZoe

    OliverZoe Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2013
    Thanks! that's what I'm wondering, if anyone else gives their ducks garlic and if a little bit like once a week or once every two weeks will hurt them? Hmm.... Maybe I will just split up the fermented feed and only add garlic to one of the dishes in hopes that they will know they shouldn't eat from the garlic dish [​IMG]they are pretty picky anyway.
  4. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2012
    i give my ducks leftover vegan pasta every so often and i put quite a bit of garlic in it and they have never been sick from it or anything
  5. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    In the past I have tossed a few cloves into my FF. now I'm sticking to dry feed, but just last night I chopped up 8-10 cloves and I just randomly tossed some into the scrap bowl. My ducks love garlic. Idk. I can't recall the last time I did this... So not often. I just did a google search, it brought me here to BYC... I think garlic can flavor eggs.
    I'm honestly more worried about the frogs. LOL
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  6. OliverZoe

    OliverZoe Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2013
    Okay [​IMG] I figured a little bit wouldn't hurt them as long as I don't do it all the time [​IMG]

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