Can Chickens Eat These Carbs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wawafiveseven, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. wawafiveseven

    wawafiveseven In the Brooder

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    I was wondering if chickens can eat Steal Cut Oatmeal, Flax Seeds, and organic granola. If they can eat Flax Seed, what kind of nutrition does it provide for them.
     
  2. mechagrue

    mechagrue Songster

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    I'm not sure about flax or granola, but I've been feeding mine steel-cut oatmeal for a while now.

    I bought a full pound never having tried any, and discovered that I didn't care for it. Oh well, that's what the chickens are for! I give them a little handful every few days as a treat, or to lure them out of the coop so that I can go in and fill their feeder.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    They can. Flaxseed provides good omega fatty acids. Too much though will give eggs a fishy taste so don't overfeed. You also want to make sure your chickens are still eating enough of a balanced poultry feed to make sure they get everything they need.
     
  4. wawafiveseven

    wawafiveseven In the Brooder

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    Quote:So Should They be Given as Treats Only?
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I give it as treats.
     

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