Garlic, why you should feed them to your chickens

Benefits of Garlic to chickens

What, exactly, is that garlic?

A member of the ‘Allium’ family, garlic is classified as a vegetable, although many people think of it as an herb. It consists of a number of small ‘cloths’ bundled together into a ‘bulb’ or ‘head’ and covered with a thin, paper-like coating.

Originating in Asia, it has been around for millennia and has been used medicinally by human beings for just as long. Garlic, which has one of the lowest rates of heart disease and cancer, human recipes are used freely and in relatively large quantities. But what about the chickens? Is this really as amazing as some people say?


Can chickens eat garlic?

It’s absolutely. Chicken keepers have been using raw garlic for years to help remove a whole host of poultry diseases, including respiratory problems, infection, and general support for the immune system. Every rural Italian family grows enough garlic to last a year.

You may see articles that, since they are part of the family of onions, garlic is poisonous to chickens. But that’s not true. The make-up is entirely different and the aspect of the calcium.


Will your baby chicks eat garlic?

There are definitely advantages of introducing garlic to drinking water and food for baby chicks as soon as they are of the broder. It helps to develop their immune system, offers protection against worms, and chicks who tasted it’s water soon after hatching are more likely to tolerate everything as adults.

Do not allow the garlic water to stand for more than 48 hours. In the meantime, give ordinary water as normal. Keep an eye on the chicks-if they don’t drink, they’ll dehydrate quickly. In that case, go back to the water without it. In a couple of days, try again. Reduce the amount at first, increasing gradually over time.

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What exactly are the health benefits of chicken garlic?

Garlic is on the internet as a cure for everything from cancer to common cold. However, there is a lot of ignorance out there, still. So, what exactly is the evidence of the benefits of chicken garlic?

Here are several cases where it has been shown to have a beneficial impact on poultry.

  • Garlic boosts the immune system.

Apply garlic to food or drink when chicken is usually under the water. Look for changes in eating or drinking, squeezing feathers, not wanting to get out of the coop. supporting the immune system helps the bird to strengthen and potentially heal itself.

  • Protects against the virus.

It has been shown to be active against viruses, including Salmonellosis, Colibacillosis and Cholera

  • Kills evil bacteria, guy.

Antibiotics in poultry feed are illegal in some countries and ill-advised in others because of increased exposure to them in humans. It can be effectively used as a substitute for it.

  • Re-balancing the system.

Since garlic tends to attract bad rather than good bacteria, it can enable a chicken to rebound from illness and return to normal health.

  • Helps the hens to produce eggs.

It is believed to help generate larger, better-quality eggs with smaller concentrations of ‘poor’ cholesterol.

  • Helps with underweight or non-eating chickens.

Garlic stimulates the appetite and helps to promote development.

Is garlic killing worms in chickens?

You’ll find a lot of articles online that say that garlic kills worms in the gut. The truth is that there is not much work on this and it cannot be included in situations where worms have already taken up residence.

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There is some research in mice that worms in the intestines were reduced in the first week after they had been fed garlic. Despite that, it had little effect, and it was confirmed that it  really wasn’t destroying the worms directly, but strengthening resistance to disease to counter the inflammation of the worms.

That said, incorporating garlic to the diet is made to produce the atmosphere less appealing to red mites and may have a significant dissuasive impact on worms.

But don’t expect, as above, to kill worms already colonized in the intestines. Take immediate action if you see worms; add garlic to your diet once you get rid of them.

Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State

Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from at the following locations;

  • Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:

    Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo

  • Oron, Akwa Ibom State:

    Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.



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