Salmon Oil for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Scifisarah, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started giving my collie salmon oil and the result was a gorgeous coat on her, and also a fat collie so I had to cut back until she loses some weight. I was wondering if limited ammounts of salmon oil added to scratch grains or food could help improve quality of feathering?
     
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    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  3. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flax seed oil is more ecologically responsible.
     
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  4. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give ours a bit of flax seed a couple times a week mixed in with their yogurt...they love it!
     
  5. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will check out the flax seed oil. Don't want my eggs tasting like fish...
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I use Cod Liver Oil, To me it is better than Flax Seed Oil.


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  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Flax seeds will make your eggs taste bad too if given in excess- I assume the same is true for the oil:
    http://www.ca.uky.edu/smallflocks/feed_ingredients/proteins.html
    this mentions flaxseeds but not flaxseed oil (flaxseed oil goes rancid so quickly that the health food stores keep it in the fridge)
     
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  8. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep my flaxseeds in the fridge as well. Our 6 girls get perhaps a tablespoon a week among them I'm not sure how much it would take to affect the taste but this much hasn't :)
     

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