*Video* Health Tip Adding Garlic to Your Birds Drinking Water.

Here is another great video from Dennis of hawkbait lofts, he shows how he adds garlic to his birds drinking water once per week. He simply takes 4 cloves of ordinary garlic and removes the skin then pokes holes in them ad adds them to one gallon of drinking water. The garlic helps to purify the pigeons blood if you notice your pigeons nose is getting grey the garlic will help turn it back to healthy chalky white, it helps with curculation helping the viens to open and the blood to flow. The garlic also helps in the birds intestinal tract you should also notice that their droppings become firmer.

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  1. #1 by Daka on April 8, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Hi Chris!
    I use garlic in my kitchen and I know it’s very helty, so when I saw on YOUTUBE people puting it in pigeons water I started to use it.I didn’t have ill pigeons for a very long time.
    Best regards!

  2. #2 by Terry on January 27, 2011 - 3:21 pm

    Hi all,
    Garlic-onions-leek & chive all belong to the Liliacea.
    Garlicis full of sulphurous essential oil containing ally!(a monatomic radical) which releases over 70 volatile sulphur derivatives through oxidation. it also contains selenium and iodine.
    Good stuff.

  3. #3 by john martindale on January 13, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    i use garlic all year round.1 or 2 cloves crushed in a gallon of water 2 or 3 times a week.garlic is natures medicine a wonderful blood cleanser and great as a protector against intestinal parasites as they dont like the allisin in the bulb.

  4. #4 by Alister murray on December 26, 2010 - 11:01 pm

    To be honest I dont know whether putting a few holes in a clove of garlic is going to help much,especially if you change the water every day as most of us do.The medicinal properties to be gained by using garlic are obtained when the cloves are “crushed”.Allicin is produced by the action of enzymes on a pre-existing chemical known as alliin.The positive effect of fresh juice of fresh cloves is fairly certain where as preparations such as powders,tablets and oils prepared by heat distillation,etc is not very convincing.This is because the active ingredient is fragile and gets broken down when processed.It is the breakdown of alliin to allium that produces the odour and there is a connection between the odour and the level of active constituent.Once garlic has dried it loses many of the properties that make it useful in health.Allicin is known to have antibacterial properties.It can kill about two dozen types of bacteria including Samonella.It also contains the trace elements selenium and germanium which are important in the normal development of the immune system.Garlic has also been shown to have a stimulating effect on certain enzymes that are known to be effective in removing toxic substances from the body.This is where the term “blood purifier”comes from.So we can see there is a lot to be gained from the use of garic.It would be a shame if its benefits were lost because you are using it incorrectly,so I hope some of this info is helpful.

  5. #5 by kesobotz on December 21, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    im a newbie here about racing pigeon.,my question is if there`s a method or program to boost my the speed of my pigeon??

  6. #6 by Carolyn Bordelon on December 4, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    Great video Dennis showed on adding garlic cloves to pig’s drinking water. I do that but was never sure how much garlic to useand whether to peel it first or not. Now I know.


  7. #7 by Slav Radic on November 8, 2010 - 8:55 am

    I use garlic also but was told by a vet not to have probiotics together in your loft due too the beneficial bacteria been lost from the garlic! Today il give garlic and take out all my bvm powder out that has probiotic already mixed in! Tomorrow il follow up with probiotics to return the beneficial bacteria that the garlic might have killed! The birds are in exellent condition this way just thought il share!

  8. #8 by Christopher Adam Trella on October 30, 2010 - 7:57 pm

    I like garlic! So??????

  9. #9 by Khalid on October 1, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    Also chopping the garlic and mixing it with pigeon food can be given once a week it is useful for seasonal changing.

  10. #10 by Michael Spiegelberg on September 5, 2010 - 6:20 pm

    Great Information — I did know garlic was Good For The Pigeons — as I take Minced garlic and sprinkle it on my pigeons food sometimes — But This I am sure is a much better way , also didn’t know what good it did for the birds , i just knew it to be an natural healer …. so great information , thanks A Bunch !

  11. #11 by Janie S on September 4, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Thank you, Dennis, I’m going into the kitchen right now for some garlic to take out to the loft. Appreciate your great advice. Janie

  12. #12 by hamed on August 4, 2010 - 4:54 am


    its good to the pigeons .

  13. #13 by Ken Pair on June 15, 2010 - 11:51 pm

    I take the skin off the clove and then put it in a blender. You can make the clove into a thin mulch and add water or any substance you want to offer your birds. I use the blender on any thing I mix in the water. Works great.

  14. #14 by Andrew on April 15, 2010 - 7:01 am

    What we have found to be very effective in our lofts is the following:
    Using a juicer, juice Garlic, carrot and onion in separate glasses. add equal parts of juiced garlic, carrot and onion to a container and mix. The add 8ml of the combined to every 1 liter of water. The left over garlic, carrot and onion mulch in the juicer is also put in a bowl and left in the loft for the birds to eat.

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  15. #15 by dinesh sharma {pandit} on April 12, 2010 - 8:14 am

    respected sir,
    thankyou for this very important information. you are very respectfull for mine, i have no words for your personality.simply thank you again.

  16. #16 by Ahmed on April 7, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    thank you for that video. i well try

  17. #17 by Gwilym on March 16, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    Hi to all you bird lovers at home they call me the old bird because if the phone rings its for the bird man and not for them.I love my doves and feed lots of naturals like lemon juice garlic cinnamonpowder tee molasses oliveoil peanutoil grapeseedoil wheatgerm aloepowder brewersyeast soyamilk honey flaxseedoil epsonsalts rooibosch tea iodiesed salt and garlic oil.But I have a big problem in my averies and hope that someone out there can help me,I ONLY HAVE 7 DAY IN A WEEK so please help Imust be getting old because I forgot the charcoal and flowers of sulpher best for the soft plum and silky feathers.

  18. #18 by Gwilym on March 16, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Hi to all you bird lovers at home they call me the old bird because if the phone rings its for the bird man and not for them.I love my doves and feed lots of naturals like lemon juice garlic cinnamonpowder tee molasses oliveoil peanutoil grapeseedoil wheatgerm aloepowder brewersyeast soyamilk honey flaxseedoil epsonsalts rooibosch tea iodiesed salt and garlic oil.But I have a big problem in my averies and hope that someone out there can help me,I ONLY HAVE 7 DAY IN A WEEK so please help

    • #19 by John Narciso on April 12, 2010 - 4:48 pm

      That’s a good one!!!I think most all of us could use some help in that department!!

  19. #20 by Anthony on March 12, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    The way we do it in Trini is to blend the garlic in the water and give it to the birds.This helps a lot in keeping the birds in top form.

  20. #21 by floresito on March 12, 2010 - 5:20 am

    hi thank you for that video,,atleast now i know a little about natural meds for my birds thanks..ill gonna do that and hope to see more of the health video bout dirds…thanks

  21. #22 by javed on February 18, 2010 - 10:42 am

    absolutely brilliant.nothing is better than these kinds of natural meds for our birds.more artificial meds=more problems( bcoz of loss of natural immunity). amazing website. thanx all

  22. #23 by terry on February 13, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    Outstanding video Dennis, garlic is a wonderfuf item for our birds.


  23. #24 by Jvn on February 10, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    We are quite new to the sport so all these tips and advice are really helpful. Do you perhaps have any tips etc on homing pigeons – both babies and older birdsl. We bought over someone’s stock pigeons and want to try and home them. And then I am looking for tips to decrease the amount of babies one looses around the loft

    • #25 by ricardo on March 17, 2010 - 1:04 pm

      Hi JVN,,,,I don’t know if anyone has replied yet so I’ll try to help,,,,,,,,,First,,getting older stock birds to home to your loft is very difficult,,not impossible,,but hard to do,,,,you will probably lose several and if the previous owner is close by you will be bringing them back and forth a lot,,,,,if you are not afraid to lose valuable stock then try this,,,,,,,first they have to have an aviary of some sort so they can see the surroundings,,and in this aviary they have to have a oneway entrance into the loft and you must train them to use it,,,,,do this for at least a month if not two,,,they should all be mated and on eggs or babies when you let them out of the aviary

      • #26 by John Narciso on April 12, 2010 - 4:52 pm

        Hi Ricardo.
        Thats what I was told to do with my new 2year old birds. I have 4pr of white homers that I will let in the aviary and enter one way. As they raise their young in the loft after 2 or 3 months I am hoping that they will be able to fly with the youngsters and return with them as well.

  24. #27 by Morne on February 10, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    I will definitly try this.Dont you have some tips for the moulting period?? The moulting have already started and i want the best for my racers because I think i have a nice team for this season.


  25. #28 by RehanBhatti on February 8, 2010 - 5:05 am

    garlic is absuletly good for birds health thanx for sharing video

  26. #29 by CHARLIE BARBIERE on January 30, 2010 - 9:37 am

    Your tip with garlic cloves was on the mark,if you do want to use the cloves i find garlic powder,red minerals and brewers yeast on the feed with lemon juice works well also. KEEP UP THE GREAT TIPS—CHARLIE BARBIERE

  27. #30 by john glemser on January 4, 2010 - 8:59 am

    Yes garlic is good for the birds.I use two cloves to a 1/2 a gal. put two cloves in a blender with two cups of water. Then blend about 30 seconds one day a week.

  28. #31 by terry , area13loft on January 2, 2010 - 7:51 pm

    i realy enjoy the videos , they realy help me with a lot of questions ,thanks terry

  29. #32 by Jeff on December 26, 2009 - 11:14 am

    The only time my birds don’t get garlic in the water is when I have to treat new birds coming into my loft, treatment would be for worms, canker PMV etc.
    I found the easy way is to crush a whole clove into a litre of water, store in the fridge, add a small amount to the water container when needed.
    One thing to remember, garlic looses it’s goodness when heated, if buying crushed garlic, make sure heat wasn’t used in the manufacturing proses.
    Something else I use to keep my birds healthy that is also natural, is Improver and antifungal, amazing stuff

  30. #33 by tahir on December 26, 2009 - 12:02 am

    hi Chris

    i was having this problem and was searching for its cure. this video hleped me out of this problem i tried it and got the positive result.

  31. #34 by Lee on December 25, 2009 - 10:20 am

    I have been using garlic extract that I got from the health store. Seem to work well, with no waiting. Just put 4 drops in a gallon of water. I also add one shot of apple cider vinegar to the gallon. I do that every day, and every few days I add a squirt of local honey.

    The birds drink it.

  32. #35 by Becky on December 24, 2009 - 11:14 pm

    Don’t forget that garlic is also a natural antibiotic, as well as an aid in getting rid of parasites and fungal infections. Another thing it will do, is help get those feathers soft and smooth like silk. Just a great overall supplement. There is a such thing as too much garlic, so once or twice a week will do.

    Personally, I prefer adding garlic powder (NOT garlic salt) to the feed with some oil (light olive, etc). I’m just not big on putting things like that in the water, and I feel it’s much easier/quicker to do with the food. If anyone decides to do this instead, keep in mind the mix needs to be used within 24 hours. Any longer and it could get contaminated (and stink up your loft, haha) via the ‘sticky’ oil.

  33. #36 by Bob Schaefer on December 24, 2009 - 7:55 pm

    the way we do this is to take 1 percent skin milk and give it to the birds for 24 hours with out any drinking water in the loft, this flushes thier systems out. we then take whole cloves of garlic and bowl them in water eguvlent to fill each “water can” in the loft, we do not live water in open bowals, Garlic turs when lift in water. we then strain the water and allow it to cool to room temp and then give it to the birds for another 24 hours. we then add a cap of clorx to each can of drinikg water there after. we add Cod Liver oil to thier feed mix. thats old school and so far i have not heard any of the fact cat homer flayers telling it like it is. that guy who came up with the cloves of Carlic in open bowls has not got his facts correct, this was a poor mans sport until these guys started dopping thier birds, we build our birds up naturally back in my day.

  34. #37 by Gille on December 24, 2009 - 4:20 pm

    Didn’t know about the nasal area turning from white to grey. I’ll have to keep an eye for that. Glad to be reminded about the usefulness of garlic for bettering the droppings as well. It had sliped my mind. Garlic going in today. Thanks, Chris

  35. #38 by Claudian Ro on December 8, 2009 - 1:45 pm

    Hello Chris,
    Daily read information on the blog, then reread them to deepen the news.
    Soon I hope to have pigeons champions.
    I want to say that I use in place of olive oil, fish oil for
    mixture of food.
    Is better, in my opinion!

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