Adding DE & Flaxseed to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by foxyk91, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    For those who add DE & Flaxseed to there feed...how much do you mix with a 50lb. bag of feed?? I would like to try this but am not sure how much to add to there bag of feed or do you not mix it??

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know if this will help,i add 1 table spoon to a pound of layer feed.
     
  3. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you saying 1 tablespoon of DE or Flaxseed or both?

    Thanks
     
  4. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recommended inclusion rates, by weight:

    DE: 2-5%

    Flax seed: No more than 10%

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I put a Tablespoon of flax seed into each bucket of feed. 3 1/2 pounds of feed per bucket, 1 Tablespoon of flax. You get to do the math yourself.
     
  6. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I mix in 3C of DE & 2C of Flax per 50# of grain. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I used to add DE to my feed, and the bag said I believe 1 or 2% maximum of the feed.

    I add flax now- my BYC page has the details if you are interested.

    Too much flaxseed will make the eggs taste fishy.
     
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  8. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just a little piece of advice...if we're trying to have a logical, academic discussion of feed ingredients and their respective inclusion rates, these things are always discussed in terms of weight, not cups and spoons and buckets.
     
  9. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sorry if I was unclear as I was only stating the instructions that are on the packaging . I will find out how much 3C of DE weighs
     
  10. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry if I was unclear as I was only stating the instructions that are on the packaging . I will find out how much 3C of DE weighs [​IMG]

    3C of DE per 50 lbs. is only going to work out to about 1.25% and 2C of flax seed is probably around 2%. Both ingredients useless at these rates.
     
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