Is it good to put garlic in chickens water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by grapey56789, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. grapey56789

    grapey56789 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2012
    I was just wondering if u should put garlic in 25 week old chickens

  2. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2012
    Good question! I'm wondering even what it would do with adult chickens!
  3. HiddenHens987

    HiddenHens987 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    I'm not sure about adding garlic to the water, but I sprinkle some garlic powder in their food.
  4. daniel74

    daniel74 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2013
    Harrisburg Oregon
    May change egg flavor a little
  5. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2012
    Huh, interesting! I know you can feed garlic to your dog and it helps get rid of fleas!!

    What does the garlic powder do?
  6. rikithemonk

    rikithemonk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Mont Dora Florida
    Garlic is an herb that is antibacterial, and anti biotic. The trouble with garlic is that it gets into the blood stream and sweat glands. If you eat a lot of garlic or take garlic pills from the health food store, you will reek of garlic, It will be in your bodily secretions. Saliva, sweat, tears, etc. The smell will be in your cloths, your house, your car. I know this because I knew a guy who ate large amounts of garlic because he felt it would help with a heart condition. The natural oils in his skin got onto everything. His coat, his car, everything.

    Would I feed this to a chicken? Heck no. It will 100% get into the eggs. On the plus side, I couldn't imagine a dog attacking any chickens that smelled as bad as that. So there would be some advantages.

  7. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2012

    Wouldn't it depend on the amount of garlic though? I've given my dog a couple times (months after eachother) a clove of garlic but I didn't notice any sort of smell. Though now that I read what you've said I probably won't even try with chickens as my chickens are doing great as is. Lol
  8. christie58

    christie58 New Egg

    Feb 19, 2014
    Central Florida
    Hello, I just happen to read this.
    Just some FYI
    We take our dog to a great vet that is really into the Holistic approach of treatment. We have been told that there are 3 main things that should NEVER be given to a dog.
    Garlic, Onion, and Raisins. These will cause Renal Failure & possibly death.
    I've also Googled this & found the same thing.

    Just don't want to see this happen to your sweet family dog.

    I do use a natural form of flea & tick control that works well. We live in Florida so fleas are really bad & last much longer.

    Take Care![​IMG]
  9. BMiles

    BMiles Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2013
    Fallbrook, Ca
    I crush one garlic clove and put it in our 1 gallon water jug for the chickens. Garlic is a natural anti-biotic like was said before. I have yet to taste garlic in the eggs. My wife is a baker and uses our eggs and has not tasted any garlicky flavor. Maybe if they ate a whole clove of garlic maybe you'd get a slight flavor.

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