Is quinoa ok for chooks

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  1. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been giving this to my choooks and they love it. Reason being I have tried this I feel they are not getting enough protein even with the eternal worms and store bought food. I have so many Ibis they dig out all the worms and goodies leaving very little.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    It is a seed/grain. They can eat it just like any other seed/grain.
    Chickens are omnivores and you certainly aren't going to increase the protein with quinoa. Just like all other vegetative sources of protein, some of the essential amino acids will be deficient.

    What is Ibis?
     
  3. snow5164

    snow5164 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine lentils and much beans but i sprout it first , just to soften it up and give them some " greens and protein ",
    You will increase their protein levels with quinoa:
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  4. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IBIS aka 'Yarp' my pet Hadeda with boyfriend


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  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Well I was thinking the bird species ibis but didn't want to jump to conclusions.

    I get it now. The ibis and other wildlife are competing with the chickens for the available animal protein.
     
  6. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep that's about it - but think my chooks are fed well enough so just thought quinoa would be an extra bonus - thanks for the info
     

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