Garlic *and* ACV in water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by swordgeek, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2010
    Westford, MA
    Now that the cold weather is approaching and they won't be as apt to dust-bathe (with the run usually under a lot of snow in winter!), I'd like to keep parasites to a minimum. I've never given my birds straight garlic before, though they have eaten leftovers with some garlic in it In my house, it's a rare meal that doesn't feature garlic.

    Is it OK to add both garlic *and* ACV to my waterers at the same time, or should I alternate? Or, say, have one waterer with garlic and one with ACV? I've read here that some people add both, and some say not to ever combine them, so it's difficult to get a clear picture.

    Also, is adding the garlic to the water as effective as just mixing it in with their feed or treats, either crushed or as an infused oil? A clove or 2 for 9 birds... hopefully sufficient?

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