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Can chickens eat cinnamon?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by InsaneBreeder, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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.
     
  3. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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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...​
     
  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cinnamon is fine.
     
  5. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will help them reduce their blood sugar and tummy fat [​IMG]
     
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  6. Sprinkles212

    Sprinkles212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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  7. OrgChknfarmer

    OrgChknfarmer New Egg

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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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  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    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.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    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.

     
  10. OrgChknfarmer

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