cotton seed mill

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tn.lou, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. tn.lou

    tn.lou Out Of The Brooder

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    can cotton seed mill be fed to chickens
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    There is something called- I believe- Gossypol (?) and it will make the yolks green. I also remember something about uncooked cotton seed being poisonous to animals. But I am antique and dementia is creeping in. I would google it. Ifas-university of Florida poultry will have tons of info.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It's mentioned here to cause pink whites, Olive or Salmon colored yolks, mottled yolks, and thick cheesy yolks.

    Well, the oil, crude oil, and meal. I don't know anything about cottonseed.

    www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/lvstk2/ep127.pdf

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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My dad always said that cottonseed oil shouldn't be eaten because cotton isn't a food. Therefore, the pesticides and herbicides they use around it might not be food grade.

    I don't know how true that is, but would cottonseed meal be free from toxic residues? I'm just posing the question to you for you to think about if you wish. I don't know the answer.
     
  5. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cotton is pretty much GMO now, so I would not feed it to my birds.
     

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