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Treating Your Chickens for Worms Organically with Garlic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country Heart, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

  2. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thank you. Very nice. Has anyone tried this method?
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think your eggs will taste to good if they eat garlic.
     
  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I do. And, the chickens love love love it!! They peck at all the little garlicc pieces, eating the all up in a frenzy [​IMG]
     
  5. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Do your eggs taste like garlic? Do you do it everyday for week or are you on a different schedule? This is most interesting.
     
  6. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I rarely eat my eggs [​IMG] They aren't really good layers so I hatch as many as I can. The ones I have eaten .... I don't recall tasting garlic but I eat a lot of garlic so maybe I wouldn't notice.

    As for a regiment, Im really not sure I have it right. I add a tablespoon or so of minced garlic to their waterers and it may last two days. In a few weeks, I'll do it again. They would probably respond better as a "treatment" if they were getting the garlic a full week then not worrying about for a few months or so but I think they enjoy it so much... so I add it whenever I think of it.

    I belive it is also beneficial for external parasites like mites and lice, correct?
     

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