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Help! I Might Be Reacting To Our Home Grown Chickens

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We have been raising chickens for several years. Recently we have been feeding them wheat and soy. It was high in protein and relatively cheap. But I have been noticing my rash appearing after chicken dinners.

Does any know what we should feed them? I will say that we let them graze, but they need more than they can get out there on their own. Any ideas?

I am not sure if I should rely on the same psuedo grains that I am eating, worry about every ingredient, or put some in that I can not eat for variety.

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Kitchen scraps are always tasty.

Have you looked to see what other grain mixes are available at the feed store?

Also, you could try growing little plots of plants for them. Google urban chicken farming and see what comes up.

And I'm betting, since you butcher the chickens yourself (I assume) some residual grain in their gullets is contaminating the meat or your cooking area. Do you butcher them the day of eating?

Is it possible you get the feed dust on you, and that's causing a problem? Touching your face, surfaces, etc.?

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Unless you'r contaminating them while butchering, it's almost certainly not from feeding them wheat.

richard

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You can get any sort of wheat free grain mix, such as corn/oats/molasses, add some black oil sunflower seeds and some trace mineralized salt and a bit of dicalcium phosphate (which is available from mail order pet supplies). You can also find, if you look, wild bird seed mixes that do not have wheat, to which you can add the black oil sunflower seed, some corn, and salt/minerals. The trick is to use more than one kind of grain to get a more complete protein balance.

Because of my dog's severe wheat allergy, this is what we feed birds so he doesn't get cc'd.

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I am trying rinsing the birds better before cooking. Other than that hopefully it was my butter and not the chickens. We don't butcher; we have too much city left in us for that.

Diana

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I am trying rinsing the birds better before cooking. Other than that hopefully it was my butter and not the chickens. We don't butcher; we have too much city left in us for that.

Diana

Are gluten eaters in your house also using the same butter? If so I think you may have found the culprit. You need your own condiments, butter etc.

You could also be reacting to the seed you feed them either airborne or from residue on your hands.

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Are gluten eaters in your house also using the same butter? If so I think you may have found the culprit. You need your own condiments, butter etc.

You could also be reacting to the seed you feed them either airborne or from residue on your hands.

I don't go near their feed. Last time my husband helped in its grinding I reacted to being near him.

I always use a new stick of butter. But there are other cooks in the family. I will watch that.

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