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Seaweed or Kelp as a supplement

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by joequail, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. joequail

    joequail New Egg

    Nov 9, 2011
    I live in Maine and there is plenty of seaweed around. I mulch with it and mix it with my compost. Has anyone had any experience or knowledge about feeding chickens or quail seaweed or kelp? I have experimented feeding quail a small amount and they seemed to like it but that doesn’t mean that it’s a good for them. I know that it has nutritional benifits for humans.
  2. feathers4fun

    feathers4fun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2010
    Quote:Yes, it is good for them. I looked into this as a supplement a couple years ago and, consequently, when I travel to the coast now I try to bring home some.
  3. joequail

    joequail New Egg

    Nov 9, 2011
    Do you feed it to chickens or quail and in what form do you feed it to them. I was chopping the rock weed up real fine for the Coturnix quail.

  4. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    TBD - Please help.
    I can't say for certain, one way or the other. But while doing some research I came across a couple of scientific papers that addressed kelp/seeweed as feed suppliments for poulty. Try searching Web of Science or Google Scholar.
    I'll look later, after I get home from school.

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