Hulled oats are oats that have had their outer husk removed.
Compared with other cereals, oat grain has higher levels of the essential amino acids lysine, methionine, and cystine. It also has the highest lipid content of all the cereals—primarily comprised of unsaturated oleic and linoleic fatty acids (Maurice et al., 1985). The composition varies widely depending on the variety, climate, and fertilisation practices.
Adding a 3% ration of oat hulls to chickens’ diets can reduce pecking and aggression which often will lead to cannibalism in flocks – and oats are proven to make chickens more resistant to heat stress and exhaustion