Leftover Oil?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rmonge00, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. rmonge00

    rmonge00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do people think it would be ok to feed leftover vegetable oil to chickens? Not a ton, maybe about a pint for 20 chickens. I know they need fat in their diets and will often eat sunflower seeds for their oily fat, so it sounds reasonable to me. What do you guys think? I hate throwing oil away...

    Ryan
     
  2. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use it. Not to much at a time.
    Will improve condition of the feathers and the shanks.
    Bagged feed does not really have enough fat in it for chickens. Fat tends to reduce shelf life of the feed so feed companies do not include much of it.
     
  3. rmonge00

    rmonge00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! What do you think would be too much at a time and would soaking the feed in it be a good way to give it to them?

    Ryan
     
  4. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squirt it on the top of the feed daily, make a pint last a month.
     

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