I've only just begun to learn about farm animals and I still have a lot to learn. When I think of caring for my critters, I always ask myself one question: How was it done hundreds of years ago and what dangers (posed today, but not so much back then) need consideration. Usually those dangers are the chemicals and corruption but if you're not into organics you probably won't get what I mean by that. I get frustrated at the lack of thought people put into their decision to use synthetics and other man-made food and materials. A year ago, I was told not to feed the pet bunnies or adult bunnies --- carrots! WHAT? Rabbits eat carrots!!! Don't they? As a grower I've witnessed many a lettuce and carrot patch be destroyed over night by suspected rabbits. What I later learned is that I need to consider where the information came from. Who is it that wants me to feed my bunnies wal-mart stuff from a bag instead of real food from my garden??? So I call the guy who sold me the bunnies and told me how to feed them...seems his information came from his university indoctrination...I mean --- education. The textbooks at his university are written, produced, approved and sold by those with conflicts of interest. Just like they are in all 50 states and other developed countries too. He's being sold a lie, and then he sells me bunnies with that lie attached. Don't feed them real food, feed them only approved (by that, it must include the name "Purina") feed. Really? Now I have baby chicks and find myself experiencing the same guilt for betraying the mainstream ideas on feeding them. And so I come here today to ask permission to feed my month old chicks some flaxseed. I see a conversation about another God-made plant that is shunned...it's all very depressing when I realize what we've all been indoctrinated to believe. Anyone else able to see the same?