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Re: Can I feed my 1-3yr old laying hens:

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by iluvs2fish, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. iluvs2fish

    iluvs2fish New Egg

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    I am disabled so I don't grow a lot of things beyond a few greens and veggies for my husband and I. My question is
    can I feed my hens raw quinoa-or should I cook it? And should I wash it before doing either?

    Can I feed them raw sunflower hearts?
    Can I feed 5 grain organic cereal?
    can I feed them oats?

    Do I need to soak all or any of the above in raw milk (heated?) overnight?
    Thanks much
    Chris
     
  2. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I don't think you have to wash it! I wouldn't! They should love all the stuff you mentioned!
     
  3. iluvs2fish

    iluvs2fish New Egg

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    Thanks. The reason I mention washing quinoa is because I've read the seeds are covered in saponin and hens find it bitter tasting. Anyone know anything about it? TIA
     
  4. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not know that! I guess I don't use it much!! The times I served it to my family I did wash it! :confused:
     

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