If you smell the garlic on your chicken’s breath that is a very good thing. That means the garlic is delivering its effectiveness throughout their body. Sulfur is a wonderful anthelmintic towards particular worms that can infest our flock.
Raw garlic possesses antibiotic properties and needs to be eaten after crushing, slicing or pressed to garner the full effectiveness.
In a matter of 24 hours the antibiotic properties are gone, but the compounds change into other beneficial sulfides and related compounds. The sulfides in garlic can help stimulate the immune system and act on the blood as antioxidants. It is interesting to note that commercial sulfonamide drugs were developed to treat infection as an anti–bacterial agent and to treat protozoa like those that cause coccidiosis. Other protozoan diseases are cryptosporidiosis, blackhead, canker and toxoplasmosis.
Garlic can be used on a bird’s skin as an antiseptic for minor wounds and abrasions.
In research, garlic has been shown effective against protozoan parasites like aspergillus, candida, cryptococcus, and toxoplasma so it would not be a large leap to assume it could also be effective against coccidiosis. Garlic is also effective against bacteria like staphylococcus, streptococcus and salmonella.
Added to the diet, it may help to make the environment in the gut less attractive to internal parasites (worms)
It can be rubbed into the legs to help prevent parasites
Respiratory infections-Garlic can be used by itself or along with other supporting herbs. Honey already possesses antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and will help increase the effects of the garlic especially for the respiratory system. This combination can provide a powerful punch to knock out respiratory issues before they get a firm hold.
Garlic hasanti-inflammatory ingredients.
Garlic improves the appetite and helps hens produce larger and better-quality eggs.
The sulphur content of chicken manure is reduced when feeding garlic which can make your chicken house smell a little better!
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