Seaweed or Kelp as a supplement

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

  1. joequail

    joequail New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  4. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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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