Garlic?

JaeG

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I prefer to offer fresh garlic as a treat in a separate dish to my chickens (who love it) as then they choose how much to eat. I'd do the same for your ducks and see what their reaction is. I don't add anything to my birds water as anything you add will start to deteriorate reasonably quickly.
 

snow5164

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I’ve bought a jar of chopped garlic when my hens had a slight spring time respiratory issue. Between that and vetRX they all recovered.I’m severely allergic to garlic and didn’t want to handle it,

My coops smelled heavenly ❤️ As @llombardo says it’s great in fermented feed, leave their water alone , it might not interest them all. Also if you do ff also have dry available too.
 

TyKyra Lancaster

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I'm asking because we think one of our chickens, could have upper respiratory. We isolated her, her eyes are swollen shut and she breathes a little heavy. We were going to add apple cider vinegar and garlic to the rest of the flock's water, but we have ducks so I wasn't sure if we could.
 

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I'm asking because we think one of our chickens, could have upper respiratory. We isolated her, her eyes are swollen shut and she breathes a little heavy. We were going to add apple cider vinegar and garlic to the rest of the flock's water, but we have ducks so I wasn't sure if we could.
Duck don't catch chickens diseases. You need an antibiotic for the chickens
 

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Duck don't catch chickens diseases. You need an antibiotic for the chickens
Ducks can and do catch respiratory infections from chickens. :D Two that they can get from chickens are mycoplasma and cholera.

As for garlic, most vets recommend not using it because it can be toxic.

@TyKyra Lancaster, is a vet an option? I ask because it would be best to have a vet look at your chicken and prescibe an antibiotic.
 

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Yes!!!! Garlic is a great way to keep your ducks healthy. Floating it in there water or mixing some garlic powder in there food is great!
Have you ever heard of a veterinarian recommending this? All articles I have read say not to feed garlic to birds, cats, and dogs.
 

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