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Flax Oil?

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

  1. zion11

    zion11 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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