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should I add a clove of garlic to my waterers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hypnofrogstevie, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    It boosts up there immunity right? sorry I cant remember what it does.
  2. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Keeps mosquitoes away. If humans and animals eat onions/garlic, we aren't so tasty to mosquitoes and other biting bugs. It may have other uses, but that's the one I know.
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I read that if I give it to them straight the eggs will taste funny.

    oh not just mosquitos. It keeps away vampires! [​IMG]
  4. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Songster

    May 24, 2007
    Viroqua, WI
  5. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    They might not drink it with garlic in it. Garlic and Onions are about the only things chicken won't try to eat. It also may make the eggs have a slight garlic to them.
  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
  7. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    I don't know about garlic. I heard it's a natural antibiotic tho.
    As for the onions, my girls love them. We never noticed any flavor difference in the eggs, but we always add onions to the eggs when we cook them anyway. [​IMG]
  8. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Northern California
    For my 12 ladies, I give them 4 large cloves of garlic in their evening snack every evening. The eggs do not taste like garlic and the girls flip out over this treat made with garlic, yogurt, and leftover powdered feed from their feed tray. The garlic is pressed and mixed into their snack. Sometimes I chop up some type of veggie and toss it in the snack too.

    Garlic is a natural antibiotic. It also helps to control fleas and flies.
  9. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thank you all for the info. I am going to get the raw apple cider vinegar and add the garlic to the waterers and to there snacks

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