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post #31 of 39

Hmmm. I give them the kernels with no shells. The ones from the grocery store meant for people to eat. $1.49 a pound. What a sucker. I suspect they'll turn their noses up at the seeds with the shells on.

post #32 of 39
They seem to like boss in a variety of ways to me. But mine really seem to like them best soaked in water overnight & rinsed. I bought several 15lb bags of boss at lowes.
post #33 of 39

My girls won't eat the BOSS right out of the bag, dry. I have been giving them some daily for a week and they won't touch them at all. so I think I am going o try soaking them overnight and giving them to the girls moist and see what happens.

post #34 of 39
Mine did that at first, but oh uh now they know the mealworms bag. That's a different story.
post #35 of 39
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Hmmm. I give them the kernels with no shells. The ones from the grocery store meant for people to eat. $1.49 a pound. What a sucker. I suspect they'll turn their noses up at the seeds with the shells on.

Boy was I wrong. The hens went nuts for these things. I'm not sure how they even recognized them as food so quickly. I bought a 20# plastic, see-thru bag and I had to hide it in a barrel since the girls wouldn't stop pecking at the bag as they could see the seeds inside.

post #36 of 39

So I am new to chickens and so we grew a bunch of sunflowers in the garden and harvested all the seeds for the chickens but the sunflowers are the striped ones not the black ones, from what I gather they are ok to give them they just aren't as nutritious right? Also my chickens are all 12 weeks old, should I soak them or put them in the food processor before giving them to them since they aren't fully grown yet?

New chicken mama of 3 Barred Rocks, 3 Easter Eggers, 3 Buff Orpington, 4 Delaware, 1 Cuckoo Maran Rooster, 2 Black Australorp, and 10 baby chicks. Also have 1 dog, 1 barn cat, and 3 cows with 2 calves due this spring.

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New chicken mama of 3 Barred Rocks, 3 Easter Eggers, 3 Buff Orpington, 4 Delaware, 1 Cuckoo Maran Rooster, 2 Black Australorp, and 10 baby chicks. Also have 1 dog, 1 barn cat, and 3 cows with 2 calves due this spring.

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post #37 of 39
My chickens love them BOSS, eat the spillage from the wild bird feeders every morning when they get out of the coop. and I think its a great question!
post #38 of 39
Chickens love there BOSS. They love it's like sugar to there feed they never leave any BOSS . We have an assortment of chicken. , we get all different coloured eggs. They my pets I love them.❤️🐾
post #39 of 39


I did that too but my girls weren't too interested in the store bought raw shelled SS seeds. I was worried about giving them the shells in BOSS. I guess I'll try it though.

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