Garlic has long been touted to ward off a whole list of poultry ailments including respiratory problems, infection, and as a general support to the immune system.
At The Good Life Backyard, we use it in our health bars, and natural blends. But, what does garlic really do?
Moderation is definitely the key. Too much garlic can interfere with the balance of bacteria in the digestive system.
🧄Provides a boost to the immune system. Add garlic to food or drink when a chicken seems generally “under the weather”.
🧄Protects against viruses. It’s proven to be active against viruses.
🧄Kills ‘bad’ bacteria.
🧄Helps hens’ egg production. It’s proven to help produce larger, better quality eggs with a lower level of ‘bad’ cholesterol.
🧄Garlic stimulates the appetite and helps promote growth.
🧄Deters red mite. The allicin contained in garlic is thought to make the chickens’ blood, which the mites live on, taste odd. If you prefer a natural rather than chemical answer to mites, this is definitely worth a try!
🧄Helps underweight or non-eating chickens. Garlic stimulates the appetite and helps promote growth.