Feeding Garlic - from the softgels - Is It Safe?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by missypebble, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. missypebble

    missypebble Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Hi -

    There's a lot of info about the benefit of feeding fresh cloves of garlic to chickens and I'm interested to know if I can feed mine but in the form of softgel. I currently have a bottle of garlic softgels with 10 mg of odorless garlic per softgel. However, this softgel also includes other ingredients: soybean oil, gelatin, glycerin and silica. I thought this is a bit more convenience way to feed garlic.

    Will someone or anyone let me know if this is ok for my chicken/ I was planning to cut open the softgel and mix the content with the mash to feed them. My guess is the fresh clove of garlic is a much better option, but I'm wondering if it's ok for me to use the one as in softgel form.

    Any input is greatly appreciated!

  2. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Songster

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
    Im not sure about the softgels, but feeding chickens things like garlic and onions will make the eggs taste funny.

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