Flax Seed

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

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    LaGrange County
    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 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    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 In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2008
    Davis, CA
    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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