Flax Seed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sueg6255, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that adding flax seed to feed will boost the omega and other great things in the eggs. What kind would I buy. The article just said to add flax seed. Where would I get this and does anyone know the amount to add?
     
  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Ontario
    Yes I use flax seed as a treat ...I mix it in with organic yogurt or cooked oatmeal or cottage cheese....sometimes I use ground flax seeds /flour I usually get mine from a "bulk food" store or the organic section in the grocery store.....You can also buy chicken feed with flax seed etc. in it....
     
  3. dancesWchickens

    dancesWchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I buy flax seed in bulk from our local organic foods store and give it to my girls as a treat mixed with millet and any other tasty-looking grains. Flax does have lots of healthy omega 3 fatty acids that end up in chicken eggs; from what I read online is at least one of the 'secrets' used to produce those omega-rich eggs you can find in grocery stores. My chickens love it and I don't; I figure I'll get the benefits second-hand if I feed it to them and eat their eggs...everyone is happy! :)
     

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