Ground flaxseed

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  1. ssbs

    ssbs Songster

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    How much flaxseed can jumbo quail be given?? I feed them non-medicated Dumor 24% feed, someone is giving me 30 pounds of ground flax for free.. For me to feed to my quail, But how much can they be given??

    Thanks
     
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
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    You may just have to use your best judgement... [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Just curious ... why are you feeding your quail flaxseeds? [​IMG] Does it help them with anything .. or?
     
  4. ssbs

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    From what I've read it makes them produce eggs higher in omegas.. And it supplies them with more omegas and fiber.

    It also just adds some nice whole ground grains to their diets.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:[​IMG] I may have to try some w/ my Buttons! [​IMG]
     
  6. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
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    I give my chickens and ducks flax seed in their treat bowls. When I give them veggy scrapps or scrambled eggs, whatever, I sprinkle flax and other various seeds over it as a treat. I will go through about 10 # a year for treats for them and me. I use about a Tbsp a day most days.

    So quail,if they will eat it, put some in a shaker and shake it over their feed. But try it in some yogurt or something first. To see if they'll eat it. I don't know.

    That much Flax seed meal will not last long. Whole flax seeds will last for a year or two is stored air tight. Once flax is ground (flaxmeal) it needs to be used fast and be kept refrigerated. You could try freezing it in gallon zipper bags. Once it goes rancid, throw it out. It will not be an anti-oxidant at that point.

    Flax seed is a good source of Omega 3,6 and 9 and fiber. It is very high in protein and I actually add it to veggy treats for that reason. It is also very good for eye sight, the main reason I use so much. Ladies - its also good for its anti Hot Flash effects. The reason I started using many years ago, like it or not, works.

    I have a simple recipe for fruit bars using a lot of Flaxmeal if you want it. Its just dried fruit, some juice and flax seed ground (flaxmeal) pressed together then cut into bars. They are good, and they use alot of Flaxmeal. Flaxmeal does have a strong taste and some people can't get past the flavor, though.

    My chickens love it, the ducks leave it. Actually I think I have very picky Ducks.
     
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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    flax seed is toxic... read up on it... A great source of Omega's is grass... freeranging will really up the omegas in the eggs. it is much safer.
     
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
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    No, Flax seed CAN be toxic, so can some beans and elderberries, etc.,etc. Anything can be toxic. Chicken is highly toxic to my sister. We both were raised on brown flax seed or flax oil and have used it for our entire lives.

    I find the information on ehow rather suspect. So I looked at about.com. ehow, can't even figure out what a Jumbo Coturnix is. Anyway.

    Yes, do look it up on about.com to start out or/and then check other sites and draw your own conclusion. They will tell you to be careful about rancidity and using to much. I personally don't agree with the information about heating of the seed. But I have only used it my entire life and my family before me.

    It does say that animals can get intoxicated if they are fed large amounts that haven't been heat treated. This I didn't know. But then the family always gave all our farm animals flax seeds or flax oil at times, but never in large amounts. Now, I am talking over 60 years ago and chickens were the smallest animal raised.

    Get informed, then you decide.

    edited, cause I can't spell anymore.

    edited again: Sorry just couldn't resist. If you give this and give to much to your quail they could end up in a drunken stupor staggering around. [​IMG] Make sure they don't have anything they could fall against and hurt themselves. Sorry, maybe I'm still tired.
     
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