Chia seeds ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mekare, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read some controversy about feeding chickens. What about chia? It has Omega 3, Omega 6 and protein. Anyone have experience with it or know anything about it?
     
  2. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do any of the night time people know?
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  4. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great article. Thank you so much for sharing that.
     
  5. 1cityslicker

    1cityslicker Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been feeding my chickens Chia for a few months now. I mix it in with their normal feed.
     
  6. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! How much are you mixing in? How old are your chickens? Are you mixing it in dry or gelled? :) Sorry for all the questions. I'm new to the chicken life.
     
  7. outlander

    outlander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a side note... The US is experimenting with growing chia in AZ and KY primarily for the horse nutrition field. First harvest will be October of this year, with pre ordered deliveries in November. A 5 pound bucket is $45, free delivery from uschia.com

    Personally, I find this pretty exciting!! I prefer to buy American when I can. I plan to order some for chicken feed and to see if I can plant and grow some myself.
     
  8. 1cityslicker

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    I probably put in about a pound per thirty pounds and that's dried. I haven't thought about giving it to them gelled..just never really had the time to commit to doing it that way.
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Costco had a small bag of it for sale recently but I didn't buy it...I don't remember how much it cost.
     
  10. Mekare

    Mekare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. My chicks are 4.5 and 6 weeks old. Can they have chia yet?
     

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