Flax Oil?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by zion11, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. zion11

    zion11 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2012
    Asheville, NC
    Anyone ever heard anything about adding flax oil to chicken food (layers or meat birds)? I googled it and only found info about flax seeds added, but not the oil. I have multiple extra bottles of the stuff that I'd like to (probably slowly) give to them.
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    A little never hurts. It is 100% fat so chances are they could get fat because they still will want to eat their normal feed. If you make a mash treat, give them a few Tsps on it. I'd give it to the dog myself.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015
  3. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    Flax oil can go rancid quickly, so it should be kept refrigerated. As a side note, there was some research years ago that was inconclusive, but suggested that flax oil can be irritating to the male prostate. I don't think roosters have a prostate, but I could be wrong. Back to the human thing, the flax seeds were not an irritant, but the oil was. I haven't heard of any such suggestive issues for women with flax oil.

    No wonder I couldn't stand the stuff! This is coming from a guy who enjoys cod liver oil, lol.

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