Linseed (flaxseed) is an excellent supplement for laying poultry to help produce healthy eggs that are rich in omega-3. Its also suggested to only feed in small amounts ie under 7% of diet, as feeding too much linseed can reduce egg production in poultry.
Linseed is a small brown flat seed that is rich in essential oils that is popular with both wild birds and aviary birds. It is high in Omega 3 fatty acids that is both valuable and essential for birds when they are moulting to help maintain their feathers. Linseed is similar to rapeseed, it’s high in protein, high dietary fibre, rich in B vitamins and trace elements such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, but also high in fat and energy too.
Feeding your caged birds or parrots linseed may also prevent egg binding, but also helps balance saturated fats and omega 6 in your birds diet, by increasing your birds daily intake of omega 3 that can cause a number of health problems if owners don’t change their diets, including arthritic joints, heart disease, dry scaly skin, dull plumage and even depression, that is often caused by your birds eating too much millet, sunflower seeds and nuts that are high in omega 6 and saturated fats.
- Natural anti-inflammatory.
- High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
- Rich in essential oils and B vitamins.
- Improves the quality of a birds or parrots plumage.
- Linseed is high in protein, dietary fibre, fat and energy.
- Used by breeders and horse owners to improve coat condition.
- Helps inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, dry or itchy skin.
- Suitable for wild birds, aviary birds, parrots, horses and chickens.