Hemp seed in feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jashdon, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Jashdon

    Jashdon Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Snohomish, WA
    Has anyone here ever used hemp seed as a component in a custom feed blend or as a snack? Any thoughts on if it is a good chicken food or not?
  2. eggchicken master

    eggchicken master In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2008
    white salmon,washington
    they'll like that!!![​IMG] just kidding , ihear it pretty good for them actully.
  3. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    I didn't know that you could buy hemp seed. WHere do you get it from?
  4. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    SLC, UT
    First beer, now hemp? Are we sending our chickens off to college?!? Maybe I should build a loft bed for them in the coop and feed them on a steady diet of pizza and Mountain Dew.
  5. LorenaAZ

    LorenaAZ In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    lol about sending them to college.

    I feed them hemp granola as a treat. They looooooove it and from what I've read only good can come out of it (they have omega 3, and 6 fatty acids, 10 essential amino acids, digestible protein, and the list goes on, and no they don't have thc).
  6. deb1

    deb1 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Quote:Well if you go into debt to pay for that experience and then your chickens call you begging for more money then you will have copied my experience with sending my oldest son to college.
  7. aurorabev

    aurorabev In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2008
    Inman, sc
    [​IMG] If I have a chicken that is that smart and can get through college. I don't think I will have to worry about them calling for more money. I will be a rich woman. [​IMG]
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    I give a little hemp seed to my pigeons, it is supposed to give them lots of energy and fly faster, it is used for racing homers, I think it is kinda like sunflower chips, good treat in a small quantity, my chickens and pigeons are together so the chickens have eaten it too
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Hemp seed is great stuff for chickens, with one caveat-- It does have a ton of fiber, so they need plenty of water and grit and their poos will definitely be much bigger-- like double!! Great for putting meat on skinny birds. All that fiber and efa's and aminos is good for people, too. I often grind a tablespoon fresh to add to my hot cereal for breakfast or late night cereal snack. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  10. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Quote:[​IMG] I wouldn't have thought hemp would make anything faster! Except maybe on the way to get poptarts [​IMG]

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