Garlic - Good/Bad

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Hillschicks, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read that you should avoid feeding your chickens garlic... Moments later i read that garlic can act as a de-wormer for chickens... Not going to go out of my way to feed them garlic, but should it be avoided??
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've only heard good things about feeding garlic. Some of the things I heard says feeding garlic regularly helps prevent mites infestations as does applying diluted garlic oil to the chickens skins. Adding it to their water helps prevent worms and some of the other benefits of feeding it is it gives the chickens' an immunity boost and it cuts back on the ammonia levels in their poop. That should make cleaning the coop easier!

    Some people swear that feeding garlic gives the eggs a delicious flavour. Must try that one sometime...
     
  3. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that cloves or garlic powder?
     
  4. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nm I see it now oil
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Oil mixed with water for the skin and fresh crushed for feed and water.
     
  6. TexasJ

    TexasJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool thanks
     
  7. RoseMarie1

    RoseMarie1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love the stuff. Am cutting up the cloves and putting it out for them to eat. They are 3 months old and they will eat it all when I put it in their bowls. It's gone in 5 minutes or less. lol
     

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