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Can chickens eat cinnamon?

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I want to give them some of the oatmeal I had leftover for breakfast, but it has cinnamon in it. Is it okay for them to eat it?

post #2 of 12

You'd probably have to put so much in that you wouldn't want to eat it yourself for it to bother the birds.  Mine love cooked oatmeal no matter what I put in it.

.....Alan.

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A.T. Hagan :

You'd probably have to put so much in that you wouldn't want to eat it yourself for it to bother the birds.  Mine love cooked oatmeal no matter what I put in it.

.....Alan.


Oh, okay, thank you.


But I do like a lot of cinnamon...

post #4 of 12

Cinnamon is fine.

Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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Currently chicken-less, hoping to get a fresh start soon.
My wish-list: Old English Game Bantams, American Game, D'uccles, Japanese Bantams, Bantam Cornish, Large Fowl Cornish, Lakenvelders, Welsummers, Kraienkoppen, Andalusians, Speckled Sussex, Cubalaya, Sumatra, Easter Egger (large and bantam), Orpingtons, Iowa Blue, Marans...I think I'm going to need a lot of pens!
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post #5 of 12

It will help them reduce their blood sugar and tummy fat  lau

post #6 of 12
I asked a friend how her chickens lay eggs with such deep yellow/orange yolks. She does not allow her chickens to free range like ours do. She said its because she pours cinnamon on their feed.
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I know our chickens lay almost an orange colored yolk and that is from them being free range organic chickens
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I know our chickens lay almost an orange colored yolk and that is from them being free range organic chickens

Well, more accurately it is because their diet is rich in carotenoids --- which can be accomplished whether they are free range organic birds or not.

 

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I know our chickens lay almost an orange colored yolk and that is from them being free range organic chickens

It has nothing to do with your chickens being "organic" or even "free range".

 

Orange yolks are from a high amount of β-Carotene in the yolk, Carotene is the hydrocarbon that gives some plants, fruits, vegetables etc. there rich red-orange color. Foods like carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes are rich in Carotene but also greens like alfalfa, spinach, kale, lettuce are also rich in Carotene. So a chicken feed a standard poultry feed and supplemented a carotene rich diet can and do produce dark orange yolks.

 

 

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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Originally Posted by Chris09 View Post

It has nothing to do with your chickens being "organic" or even "free range".

Orange yolks are from a high amount of β-Carotene in the yolk, Carotene is the hydrocarbon that gives some plants, fruits, vegetables etc. there rich red-orange color. Foods like carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes are rich in Carotene but also greens like alfalfa, spinach, kale, lettuce are also rich in Carotene. So a chicken feed a standard poultry feed and supplemented a carotene rich diet can and do produce dark orange yolks.

 



 


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