Thinking ahead to 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 works great.

    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

    Oct 8, 2010
    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

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    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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