Flax seeds as treats for week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by courtshep, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be okay to put some in the brooder just to give them something to peck at. I know flax is really good for humans, but what about chickies??
     
  2. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    still wondering about flax seed. I have lots of it that I make bread with. hmmmm.
     
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I probably wouldn't do it just yet, but if you do, make sure they have access to grit first. They won't be able to digest the seeds without it.
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure the chicks are older and do feed grit then

    when going to yahoo.con
    I put in flax seeds for chiuckens
    there is this URL
    flax seed for chickens - whole or ground?
    RE: flax seed for chickens - whole or ground? ... that mean there is little or no benefit to feeding flax seed to free-range chickens? ...forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/farmlife/msg0816411030304.html?7 - Cached
     
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  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about babies, but we feed our girls tons of flaxseed and they love it. We put it in their feed also.
     
  6. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in humans anyway - flax seeds are only beneficial if they are ground or atleast split because our bodies cannot process them and 'break open' the seed. so they need to be crushed a bit.
     

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