Thinking ahead to Spring...is garlic spray safe for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DawnB, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. DawnB

    DawnB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi...I have a question about pest control. Prior to chickens, I've used a product around my house that is basically a solution of garlic juice (and that's pretty much it). It's sold as a concentrate to be used in bug sprayers to control flies and mosquitos (we use it for the skeeters). Here's a link to the stuff...it works great.

    http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/

    We have 20acres, but use this mainly around our house. When you spray it on, it's a little strong-smelling, but then as it dries, it's supposed to keep the bugs away because they can smell it (where humans cannot).

    I want to free-range my flock. Does anyone know about this product or know if it would be a turn-off or harm them?
     
  2. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've used it and don't think the chickens cared one way or the other, it's non toxic or I wouldn't have used it. Some people even feed their chickens garlic.
     
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Some people give garlic oil caps to their birds. It's a good blood cleanser and immune system builder. For mites and lice? No.
     

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