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Garlic in water.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by slikylover, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. slikylover

    slikylover Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, i heard from a lady that keeps chickens that if u put chopped up Garlic in the chickens drinking water it will help get rid of worms, can anyone else tell me if this is true or is she just pulling my leg?
     
  2. BriteChicken

    BriteChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard it before but haven't tried it yet... I was actually wondering if I could crush up some left over sushi wrap and sprinkle a little bit on their food or if that wouldn't work what should I get?

    Edit: Oops sorry just read the kelp thread too and accidentally posted here [​IMG] Need sleep Lol!

    and I will be using chopped garlic in their water when I get them...
     
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  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:From what I've heard, garlic makes an excellent natural wormer. It also helps with keeping them healthy. [​IMG]
     
  4. slikylover

    slikylover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply, also is it good to feed them Garlic everyday or once a week/month?
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I think so. [​IMG]
     
  6. humm-n-cluck ranch

    humm-n-cluck ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that sounds awesome, so do you mince it up real fine? is there a ratio to shoot for as far as water to garlic etc
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Honestly, I'd like to know that myself. [​IMG]
     
  8. slikylover

    slikylover Out Of The Brooder

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    ooo look what i've found...

    Garlic
    Feeding Garlic at 3% and up to 7% of your hens diet will prevent
    flees, mites, adding garlic to their water will prevent worm
    infestations. Garlic boosts the immunity against many diseases and
    aids in longevity. Garlic will add a delicious (in my opinion –
    everyone LOVES my eggs) flavor to the eggs and also cuts down on the
    ammonia content in the feces making it much easier to clean the coop
    from http://gardentenders.com/members/Xploreorganics/blog/40

    Garlic
    when added to forage can prevent white diarrhea and indigestion in chickens. To 50 g forage add 50 g garlic powder and 0.25 g terramycin. The forage should however, contain all the necessary nutrients.
    from http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5670E/x5670e0a.htm

    Garlic:
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    people say that garlic boosts the immune system. People have been using it for thousands of years, and there is some evidence there to support it. If you use it then put one or two garlic cloves, unpeeled, uncrushed into the water and leave there until they start to sprout. Make sure there is enough water there at all times.
    from http://www.freewebs.com/professorchicken/feeding.htm
     
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  9. humm-n-cluck ranch

    humm-n-cluck ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Awesome!! Thanks for the extra research!! I will have to figure out how to add some garlic to my chickens diet when they are a little older! I am not sure I want garlic flavored eggs for baking though, I guess it will be a bit of a trial and error to see how much it affects the egg flavor [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I have heard that if your chickens eat onions or garlic, then you eggs will have that flavor....which can be icky.

    Sharon
     

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