DIY Quick Treat: The Positive Effects of Garlic

Let’s first look at a short explanation of garlic.

Why garlic? Garlic is a delicious and natural form of medication for both you and your chickens. The sulfur compounds that are known for making our breath stinky aren’t going to only scare the opposite sex away, it is also strong enough to kill off certain parasites and worms common to chickens. The antibiotic properties of garlic can also be used to boost immune systems and heal wounds faster.

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Now onto a quick an easy 3 step treat you can make under 5minutes and for less than $2.

  1. Take one stalk of broccoli and cut it into smaller sections. Then take one small clove of garlic per two chickens and cut it into smaller pieces (approximately ½ t per bird).
  2. Toss broccoli and garlic into a blender and add 2 T of water blending until it has the consistency of a slushy (add more water if needed).
  3. Give it to your feathered friends and watch them enjoy!

Want more information? Check out this article from Backyard Poultry Magazine.


  1. Buffy · December 14, 2014

    Great idea! I’ve been looking for a quick treat for the girls. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • hoosierchicken · December 14, 2014

      Thank you! I picked it up from a fellow chicken raiser of 20 years! I tried it and sure enough they loved it! I hope yours do as well!


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