can chickens eat flax seed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chixaregreat41, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chirping

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    I have a big ol' bag of it but i dont use it anymore and i think its to old to give away now, will chickens eat it?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Yes, chickens can. In fact, it is sometimes fed to them to increase the Omega 3 fatty acid amount in their eggs. However, don't give too much at a time, as I've read that it can give the eggs an odd flavor.
     
  3. alamama

    alamama In the Brooder

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    I mix flax seed in with their feed.
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I tried it when I had some once, my picky buggers wouldn't eat it! [​IMG] Ate everything else and left the flax laying there.
     
  5. alamama

    alamama In the Brooder

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    Mine too at first. I think I gave it to them too young. They are 11/13 weeks now and eat it just fine.
     
  6. Exning

    Exning In the Brooder

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    Is this ground flax or whole?
     

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