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winter feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kukree, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. kukree

    kukree Out Of The Brooder

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    is it ok to feed chickens olive oil in the winter.
    Before I did I just wanted to check if anyone
    does or has and if there are any dangers.
    thanks alot
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] You can add a little to their feed, yes. It's good for them, but remember too much of a good thing will make them fat! Especially olive oil, which is essentially fat. Don't give them too much.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hmmm...I never thought of that - I'll have to consider that!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Most animals eat to satisfy their calorie (energy) requirements. If you feed them too high a fat level in their diet, they will eat less food, leading to inadequate intake of other nutrients, such as protein, calcium, and other vitamins and minerals. Packaged feeds are carefully calculated to allow birds to get all the nutrients they need based on tbe amount of food they are expected to eat.

    As Sumi said, a little is not bad, but oversupplementing will lead to diet issues.
     
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  5. kukree

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    thanks a lot everyone :)
    will definitely give them some. what else can
    I give them in the winter ??
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. kukree

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    thanks guys
     
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