Can chickens eat Wheat Grains???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TarMac, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. TarMac

    TarMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a neighbor who works at a grain mill and has brought over a mixture of white wheat grains and red wheat grains for me to feed my chickens in exchange for eggs. Will my chickens be okay eating this? I hope so cause I have over 100lbs of it haha!!!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep. I'd be sure they have some grit to help grind up that stuff, otherwise you should be good to go. What a good neighbor! Can they bring some for you to grind your own flour?
     
  3. TarMac

    TarMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so, he takes what spills on the floor for the chickens. It sure will help, chickens eat sooooooooo much!!!
     
  4. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not exceed 20% wheat in their diet.

    After a while you may find that wheat causes the egg yolks to be not so yellow. There is no loss of flavor or nutrition but the color is diminished somewhat because of wheat.

    Since much of the wheat that is not suitable for milling into flour is used in industrial egg production those eggs yolks are often not so brightly colored. Everything else in the book; from lack of ACV (with mother), lack or green feed or the inability to drink filthy water out of a puddle, etc, etc is accused of causing pale yolks but really it is wheat in the ration.
     

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