How-To Use Garlic For Chickens For Better Performance

source: poultryfarmguide
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The health benefits of garlic ( Allium sativum) for chicken and humans are mind-blowing. In fact, scientists have not been able to research all the health benefits locked up in garlic. Needless to say, garlic has been extensively proven to contain antioxidant and antimicrobial effects and being an important culinary ingredient, garlic and its preparations are widely used for improving the flavor profile of continental dishes. Garlic has been proven to be one of the natural growth boosters for chickens Before we dive deep, what exactly is garlic? A member of the onion ('Allium') family, garlic is classed as a vegetable although many people think of it as a herb. It consists of several small 'cloves' bunched together into a 'bulb' or 'head' and covered with a thin, paper-like coating. Originating in Asia, it's been around for centuries and has been used medicinally for human beings for almost as long. Can chicken eat garlic? The chicken will eat anything palatable and pickable, and this does not exclude garlic. At least I can still remember my mum normally feed garlic and other kitchen wastes to our backyard chickens, which they savor with delight. One of the reasons why I love chickens is that they instinctively know what they want and they will feed and pick anything that will nourish their body. And garlic is one spice and herb that have both nutritional and medicinal effects and it will be an honor to feed them to your chickens, they will definitely love it. Although you may have come across some articles claiming that since garlic belongs to the onion family, garlic will be poisonous to chickens. This claim is not entirely true. This is because the make-up of garlic is totally different and the element that causes problems in onions - thiosulphate - is present only in tiny quantities in garlic. Moreover, there extensive peer-review on the potency of using garlic for chickens, and the outcome of the actual researches are overwhelming. But there is always an exception… to continue reading click the link below

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