Garlic *and* ACV in water?

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

  1. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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