Using Kelp or Flax

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by brendarae, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. brendarae

    brendarae New Egg

    Jun 30, 2011
    Good Morning,
    I am new to this forum as well as raising chickens. We have 20 Delawares and I want to give my girls all they need.
    I read where Kelp or Flax is good. Anything new on this?
  2. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2008
    Middle TN
    Flax is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. I get stabilized ground flax at my excellent feed store--it's in 25 or 50 lb bags. My horses get it as well so I always have plenty available--I put some in a smaller container to keep at the house for the Chix. They get it mixed into their "oatmeal" (layer pellets + rolled oats + ground flax + calcium powder + 1-2 eggs, shells included, nuked for 4 min. and allowed to cool). [​IMG]

    Not sure about kelp--perhaps others will have opinions there.

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