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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joy, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. joy

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    They love finely chopped garlic mixed in soft butter/margarine tubs .[​IMG]
     

  2. SmittenChicken

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    So are you feeding it mixed with butter or margarine? And how do the eggs taste?
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Yes, I am also curious how the eggs taste.
     
  4. joy

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    The eggs taste as normal no taste of garlic whatsoever and yes I mix it in with the butter/cooking fat. No sign of any mites so maybe it repels them.
     
  5. woodmort

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    If nothing else, it'll keep the vampires away. We never have enough garlic to spare any for the chickens unless we're sautéing breasts in olive oil, garlic and basel.
     
  6. joy

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  7. Miss Lydia

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    Is it safe to feed raw garlic to chickens, Seems I read somewhere it's not safe for dogs just wondering about chickens?
     

  8. hvl25

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    its fine for dogs and does help repel fleas from them so maybe it does the same for chickens:)
     
  9. emrys

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    Small amounts of garlic may not cause a problem for dogs but too much can result in hemolytic anemia. Don't know about chickens.
     
  10. greenSearcher

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    I certainly hope there isn't a problem, my girls have eaten up nearly all the small garlic heads I had set aside on the porch for replanting next month. The prefer it to the scallions, still have some of those. Not being a big deal, I let the girls have at the garlic, and there has been no ill effect or off flavor eggs.
     

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