Coconut Oil

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mcjessen, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Given the healing properties of coconut oil (I use it myself), has anyone given it to their chickens? What was your experience???
     
  2. Kickin.Cowgirl

    Kickin.Cowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm curious too ... How would you feed it to chickens?
     
  3. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but I use it for everything else tho'. Would be curious to know what others have tried and discovered in this dept too!
     
  4. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use it to scramble their eggs, so they do get some, its a pure protein tho, so maybe it is not good for chickens, I have 1 dog who can't eat it or even eat things its in, because it makes her gassy and sick, to rich for her liver I guess.
    But as to the OP Mine have had some with no ill effects.
     
  5. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input. I used it to cook with so it would make sense that I use it to make scrambled eggs for the girls. I forgot about that one. LOL!
     
  6. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have "buttered" a piece of bread with coconut oil, fold it in half and they go wild eating it from my hand. Haven't done it much but when the girls first started laying I thought it might help the eggs slide out easier for them [​IMG]
     
  7. The Mother Hen

    The Mother Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't tried it, but I plan to. I want to "butter" a sweet potato with it so it compliments the sweetness. I also added garlic to their water and plain yogurt to their feed, the garlic for de-worming process and the yogurt to help their skeletal structure.
     
  8. ShinShien

    ShinShien Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens *mine* love coconut oil. Mix it in a treat: oats, mash, that powder on the bottom of the feed bag, canned cat/dog food.

    Also, my dogs get coconut oil.
     
  9. Eggzotics

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    For those of you feeding coconut oil to your chickens.... Has anyone had issues with them losing weight?
     

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