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Posted 10th January 2011, 03:01 PM
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Feeding Chia seed to Racers??


Anyone ever try feeding Chia Seed to there racers???


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Des Moines feed has a mix they call R&R, rest and recovery, specifically formulated for racing. It has chia seed as a part of the mix and is ment to be fed on the return from the race. I fed it to my young bird team last year, they had it available on race day and again exclusively on Sunday. I thought it was a really great feed. Pricey at almost $1/pound, but worth it for me. I have it ready for race day. BTW the young bird team won every young bird race.

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I wonder what the nutritional value of it is?
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CHIA seed are rich in omega 6 oil, it hold 9 times its weight in water. If I was still racing I believe I would give it to my birds,infact I will be using it the next time I show birds, to help hold their weight . Take the time to google it,you will find it very intresting . GEORGE
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I recieved the Chia Elvis for an exchange gift at Christmas. His hair is just starting to grow.
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Anyone ever try feeding Chia Seed to there racers???
Do their heads start sprouting green?
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Do their heads start sprouting green?
LOL
Now I want to try Chia (not so the pigeons start sprouting grass, haha). Where do you get Chia seeds, besides the ChiaPets? Seems like you'd have to make a lot of cartoons go bald in order to feed the birds
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Chia seeds are known as a 'super food'. High in Omega-3, etc., they contain all the benefits (and more) of flaxseed, but don't need to be processed in order for the nutrients to absorbed. I try to sprinkle them (a cross between a sesame and a poppy seed) on a lot of my food and was also thinking they might be great for pigeons (I'm new to pigeons as I just rescued an injured one and was trying to find ways to give her health a boost).

I would assume that you can find them in bulk in most natural or health food stores for much cheaper.
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ROFL!!! That was great!


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I wonder what the nutritional value of it is?
Here are some nutrition tables for chia seeds and safflower, I don't see any additional benefit using chia seeds worth the money

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/3061/2

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/3068/2
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At the current prices for chia, I don't see the benefits for switching to chia. Especially when the cost of flax (which seems to be used for the same purpose) is an affordable alternative. I currently use flax and don't see any reason to switch to chia.
Now, if the price of chia go down then maybe it would be worth a try. I'm not saying that chia is a good or bad product, I'm just pointing out that from an economical standpoint, I just dont think its logical if flax is a cheaper alternative. But if you got the money to pay for it then by all means don't let me deter you.
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