Do You Put Garlic in Your Chicken's Water?

by Coop
(Brazil)

I have just started keeping a few chickens in my garden & was told always to put a crushed garlic clove in their water bottle to keep off disease. Is this true, has anyone else heard of this or is doing it?

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Oct 17, 2010
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garlic in the water
by: Anonymous

We have always used garlic at the rate of one clove per bird per month to prevent parasites both internal and external. It works really well. For example, when we had a break out of stickfast flea, the chooks treated didn't show any signs of infestation.

Sep 19, 2010
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Garlic for chickens
by: Carole

I've never heard of garlic in the water but a lot of organic home chicken keepers advocate plenty of garlic among the feed/mash. It's supposed to prevent intestinal worms.

Sep 13, 2010
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garlic in water?
by: Bel

Not to say that it doesn't work, but I don't think it's necessary. I've never had a problem with illness in my dozen chickens (4 years that I've had them)and this is the first I've heard of this advice.
Best,
Bel

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