Dateline: 21 August 2016 AD
Garlic bulbils are tiny garlic bulb seeds that form at the top of a garlic scape. I usually cut the young scapes off my garlic plants, and don't get any bulbils. But this year I let them grow. The picture above shows several of the seed heads.
The thought occurred to me that my chickens might like the pungent little bulbils. So I broke off some and scattered them over the chicken's feed. After some initial hesitation, they ate them right down.
Then I did a Google search about feeding garlic to chickens. It turns out there are people who regularly feed crushed garlic to their chickens, starting when they are chicks, to maintain their health.
So, I decided that it was a good idea to harvest all those little bulbils for my chickens...
My meat birds have about a week of fattening to go before I harvest them. I'll be feeding the rest of the bulbils to them over the next few days.
They really do like garlic. Look at these happy faces...