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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ch1ckChick, Feb 13, 2016.
Can Chickens have garlic bread?
I wouldn't...basically junk food.
agreed - butter, salt and white bread are not high on the list of nutritionally great foods for chickens. Garlic, i understand is, just not on bread.
some people feed garlic to chickens to get rid of worms. I don't think that would work
Chicken breath freshener?
You're correct, it's ineffective as a wormer. It does have many other health benefits though.
Quoted from an article written by Mountain Peepe
Garlic also has many health benefits. Garlic, believe it or not, can help prevent worms in your chickens. It boosts the chicken's respiratory and immune systems. It is also thought that if chickens eat garlic on a regular basis they will have a less likelihood of getting mites and ticks since their blood tastes like garlic! You may have heard that garlic effects the taste of eggs but I and other garlic users have never found this to be true.
You can use garlic by floating the cloves in the chicken waterer. You can add a powder to their feed (2-3 % ratio) or just throw out plain garlic to them free choice.
Just because someone wrote it in an article, doesn't mean it's true...none of the 'articles' on BYC are vetted for accuracy.
Garlic in small quantities won't hurt them...but in larger quantities it can be toxic.
OK, I just won't give them garlic bread.