Cinamon Sugar?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Caleb x49, May 6, 2009.

  1. Caleb x49

    Caleb x49 Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard a story that if you give your chickens cinamon sugar it will boost them. Is this true or a tall tale? [​IMG]
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cinnamon helps prevent respiratory diseases and the sugar is energy.
     
  3. Raz'sRoost

    Raz'sRoost Out Of The Brooder

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    I assume you use the same ratio's as when you mix cinnamon and sugar for your toast?
     
  4. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh... That's a new one on me... Looking forward to further information.
     
  5. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    I'm deathly allergic to cinnamon, so I'll never know.[​IMG]
     
  6. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cinnamon is a nutritious product for chickens used with other products to give good health .
    One of the best conditioning programs i've seen for chickens list cinnamon as essential .
     
  7. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, could I just sprinkle some on top of their food from time to time?

    Not sure about sugar though.. My understanding is it can ferment and cause sour crop if there's a possible problem starting with the crop.
     
  8. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that any cinnamon sugar you have, you should send to me.

    That's just my opinion, though.

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    from someone who eats cinnamon toast as a bedtime snack...

    On a more serious note, I would think chickens might not need a lot of sugar unless they really needed a pick me up, since they don't get it in the wild, and that cinnamon would get expensive to be putting in chicken food.

    Good luck, I'm interested to see how it turns out.
     
  9. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL.. I wasn't thinking of through ALL the food... My thought [hopper style feeder] would be to sprinkle some on top of the food in the [where they eat it] hopper once in a while.
     
  10. bethinoklahoma

    bethinoklahoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens in the wild ? When and where was this ?
    I will keep this in my box of tricks... thanks for the post.
     

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