Hey guys, once my five chicks hit 9 weeks they started to eat all the grain and seeds they can find, they ignored the bird seed and cracked corn before but love it now! Anyways - I bought a 10 lb bag of BOSS after hearing it was a good treat for chickens. And after a few pecks they all started to gobble the seeds down whole. The label on the back says the protein content is 15%. Much higher than scratch, correct? Because it's better and they love it, can I give them BOSS instead of scratch? They have access to 19% starter/grower twenty four hours seven days a week. Because they aren't quite big enough to avoid the small hawks around here I only let them out in my 1/3 acre yard for 1-2 hours a day under my supervision. During that time they eat plenty of grass, a few bugs, grass seed, bird seed under the feeder, and whatever food my duck leaves on the ground. (Usually a little bit of scratch and layer crumble) Does that meet their needs? How much BOSS is too much, I usually give them 3-4 small handfulls a day. I would also like to know the benefits of BOSS, I was told it would increase egg production in hens and make their feathers nice and shiny. True? False? Thanks.
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