Hens with cannabis diets have bigger and healthier eggs

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A study shows how the feeding of farm laying hens with hemp seeds provides an additional enrichment of Omega-3 to the eggs.

Adding cannabis seeds to chicken feed can be a good way to enrich your eggs, according to a study conducted in Germany. Although farmers often give chickens flax or chia seeds, which are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seeds are rarely used.

Researchers at the Federal Institute for Animal Health Research wanted to know if cannabis seeds could be used as an alternative food additive. Research published in the Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety indicates that feeding cannabis seeds can provide "egg yolk enrichment".

The mass of hemp seed, which is a by-product obtained after the pressing of seeds to extract the oil, as compared to rapeseed and flax seed, popular among German egg producers. The THC and CBD levels in this mass were below 0.005%.

"The inclusion of cannabis products in the diet of laying hens does not have a negative impact on the performance of laying hens and leads to the enrichment of omega-3 fatty acids in the content of eggs."

Cannabis seeds better for laying hens than other seeds

In the study, chickens fed cannabis seeds had the highest egg weight. Their yolks were richer in omega-3 fats than the chickens of the group that eats rapeseed.

Therefore, the mass of hemp seed for farm animals can be a good way to use the waste generated in the production of hemp seed oil. Unfortunately, regulations in many countries do not allow the use of cannabis in feed for farm animals, citing the lack of research on their safety.

It is known that cannabis seeds belong to the group "superfood" because they contain the ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 and contain 10 amino acids. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Most Poles consume too much omega-6 in relation to omega-3s, which is why hemp seeds are an ideal product to enrich the diet.

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they shouldn't be used for food anyway, chickens are not food they are a living thing that we have no right to eat.

Please reconsider eating a living animal next time.

Now on to the seeds, I know for a fact hemp seeds are one the best seeds for humans so I can only imagine the benefits to other animals. Hemp seeds are a great superfood for anyone or things diets

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I do have the same feelings like you about animal's. But the nature of human's force me to kill and eat them.
Btw, thanks for your comment!!

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No one forces you to eat any animal's or animals products.

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As i said nature of human force me to do so. Think about the very first generation of human's who were hunted and ate animals to live. I thing, we still have this genetic problem to kill and eat these innocent animals.
Btw i am totally against to kill animals. But KFC's chickens always wash my brain.....

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Now I'm hungry for some KFC!!!

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Well humans of the past also slept in caves with a rock as a pillow and threw feces at each other. They didn't know better. Technically the human body is build more like a plant eater then meat eater. We do have high characteristics of omnieaters. We are actually quite similar to pigs. In both digestive system and taste of meat. Yes, you heard me right. Human meat taste like pig meat when cooked, grilled, etc... There are so many things I could philosoph about now and since I am a philosophical nuisance (is in my description) I will do it. I hear people shaming Asian countries, specially China for those dog festivals. And true those are horrible and should be abolished forever but what do we do pigs? And pigs are equally smart if not even smarter then dogs. People keep them as pets, they get trained as drug finder pigs, mine finder pigs, they can find the Mushroom that some belive to be impossible to cultivate. Truffles. You can even teach a pig tricks and she will probably pick them up faster then a dog. But you have to start with a young pigling. Old ones don't work. Just like dogs. So dont go to your nearest adult pig now and yell at it to sit down my friend.

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Let me guess @skylinebuds, you are vegan? Well nicee to see people do care about it. I personally am a vegeterian but I don't eat eggs of drink milk
I do eat cheese but that because I have nothing else at work to eat to fill my stomach. I spend 14 h a day so it's not really easy to cook vegan food for me.

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100% vegan and will never eat another animal or product again. I have never felt better morally or health wise.

See that is one thing I quit first was milk to think about eating or drinking milk of another species is just nasty haha.

It is a harder diet when you active but not really. I roof daily and I eat so much fruit and veg now it is awesome and can be found any place.
I drink water and plant based milk smoothies.
Vegan cooking is easy once you start

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It's not the cooking part. It's the time part. I start at 6 am and finish at 8. Till I get home it's 9. And I have vegeterian food here at work so I bring some home to eat always. I try to keep my diet as vegan as possible but honestly I don't have the time with such working hours, smoke, my YouTube carrier and other projects on the side I don't really have time to cook. I also first stopped milk, partly because of same like you and partly because those store bough milks are like 5 percent milk and rest is water and drugs they fed to the animals.

I did hear that a lot of bird feed you buy in stores can be found to have hemp seeds inside.

The chickens are really cool. Top! Good smoke and a nice evening. Greetings from Germany

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Thanks for the comment @phi2018!!