Cinnamon in chick food

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Katy_didnot, May 8, 2009.

  1. Katy_didnot

    Katy_didnot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if a little bit of cinnamon in some cooked oatmeal will hurt 3 week old Chicks?

    They're acually leftovers as I haven't started cooking them meals yet, but that's what's in it. [​IMG]
     
  2. bremat

    bremat Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure, although I don't think a small amount would do any harm? I know of someone that puts cheyenne powder in her chicken's water in the winter time. She says it helps them to keep laying all winter long!
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    mine get it all the time
     
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:Is that the same as cheyenne pepper?
     
  5. bremat

    bremat Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Is that the same as cheyenne pepper?

    Yes, it is the powder form of cheyenne pepper.
     
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:I'm assuming you mean CAYENNE pepper; I've heard some folks say it helps hasten a molt and keep egg production up. [​IMG]
     
  7. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've also heard Cayenne pepper is good to prevent parasites in chickens.

    As for cinnamon, in humans it helps regulate blood sugar. I don't know how it affects chickens, but I bet it wouldn't hurt, and it might be very beneficial.
     
  8. Katy_didnot

    Katy_didnot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll give the girls a little treat.
    What Fun!![​IMG]
     
  9. bremat

    bremat Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm assuming you mean CAYENNE pepper; I've heard some folks say it helps hasten a molt and keep egg production up. [​IMG]

    Yes, sorry for the misspelling! I was spelling my daughter's friend's name, LOL!
     
  10. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    How much Cayenne do you use say per gallon of water?
     

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