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Garlic for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lsv313, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Claye

    Claye Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Great thread. Thanks for all of the information. Wish I had have seen this before I asked this question in a different thread. I need to learn how to search the threads a little better.
  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    How much garlic do you put in a 4 liter Bucket of water?
  3. nok13

    nok13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2012
    again, there is a difference between something that is toxic and something that is poisonous. toxicitity means that there has to be large amounts or build up... so in small amounts something is not toxic but in large amounts it is, like many medications.

    poison is just that: poison. u eat or drink it. it affects u in a bad way.
  4. DebbieAndrade

    DebbieAndrade New Egg

    Jun 24, 2012
    A friend told me today, her father in Vietnam gave his chickens garlic to boost their immune system. Especially in the winter months. I will be trying this on my flock starting tomorrow. Thank You for all your posts on Garlic! I live in the Garlic Capital of the World, Gilroy, CA.
    2 people like this.
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Quote: Claiming that as a reason, and it being TRUE are not necessarily the same.
    Many times such lore is repeated, but not factual.

    I'd want to see scientific studies before I'd put a lot ot faith in the theory
  6. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I usually put garlic & cayenne in their FF. Hasn't killed em yet!
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  7. DebbieAndrade

    DebbieAndrade New Egg

    Jun 24, 2012
    That may be a very good idea for you! if you see anything scientific studies on this, will you please post them.
  8. miaalex

    miaalex New Egg

    Oct 25, 2013
    Hi ... does the taste transfer to the eggs at all? Some say it does but, again, there are mixed reviews on this. [​IMG]
    Ta much
  9. marktoo

    marktoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haven't noticed! Try it, if you think garlic is beneficial for them. Stop feeding it to them if you don't like the taste of the eggs.
  10. bobcatdan

    bobcatdan Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2014
    Good info. Thanks

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