Garlic? good/bad/ugly ??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cajun Rabbit, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. cajun Rabbit

    cajun Rabbit Out Of The Brooder

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    I am learing so I don't know from personal experience. I have read (on here and other places) that feeding garlic to chickens will result in 'off' tasting eggs. But in a video posted here the man said that it was a great way to deter fleas and mites. .... I know in humans that eat lots of garlic it does repel mosquitoes, so does the same apply to chicks? if so how bad do the eggs taste?

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  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a link to an article about feeding herbs - I have never fed garlic much, my birds have always been pretty healthy. Hope this helps, MW

    http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/5/5-2/herbs_for_spring_eggs_and_breeding.html

    I have used powdered rosemary to dust their coop and them to deter external parasites, but if they have a dust hole (soft ground to dustbathe in) they will take care of the external parasites themselves.
     
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  3. cajun Rabbit

    cajun Rabbit Out Of The Brooder

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  4. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woops - then you can just look up Backyard Poultry's website and search for "garlic". There are a few articles.
     

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