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post #11 of 47

I feed Turkey/Gamebird Feed (24% protein) with a 40# bag of BOSS (15% protein) mixed in and use to fill their feeder every morning.  They love the BOSS.

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post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by NellaBean 

I've seen the 40lb bags at TSC, but they are more like $15 than $5. Even scratch is more than $5........sigh........

I was given 5 x 50lbs bags of BOSS recently in trade for some ducks.........I have started mixing the Boss and scratch 50/50, adding a scoop of dog food and a scoop of sweet feed for every 20lbs or so. My own personal scratch. It is about 50% BOSS, so the girls are happy smile


They were having a sale...I'll have to check what the normal price is.  I should have picked up 3 or more bags of it!

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post #13 of 47

ha ha ha, I'm so glad you asked- I had no idea, I figured it was some high priced supplement that the hardcore chicken fanatics were feeding their show flocks. Turns out I've been feeding my girls BOSS all along! lol

post #14 of 47

I just recently fed my chickens boss.  They jumped back and gave the black seeds the "stare down" as usual when it comes to anything new.  They have only eaten a few seeds each since I've introduced the seeds to them, only because I gave them that many.  Right now they crack open the seeds with their beaks and leave the shells.  From a clean-up point of view I was sort of hoping they would eat them whole, but chickens are chickens.

My question, who here has chickens that eat BOSS whole (seed and shell) and who has chickens who break open the shells to get to the seed?caf

post #15 of 47

Thanks for your info about BOSS! How much is ok to give them each day? Is is best to spread on the ground or put it in the feeder with their feed?

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post #16 of 47

Wow! ep A whole new world has just opened up to me about what to feed my big girls! I'm sure they will love this BOSS. I give them some of the weeds I pull and they go nuts over that, and when I pick a few leaves of chard for them they really go gaga! thumbsup
Don't want bored chickens!

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Mother of 3, Grandmother of 7; not even 50 yet! And now I almost have my farm, with garden, orchard, chickens and rabbits,  1 puginese pooch and the love of my life.
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post #17 of 47

I planted the big sunflowers in the garden this year. One was the size of a hub cap. Once the flower fell over and drooped for a few days I cut it off and placed it in the run. The pecked at it for a while and then someone actually got a seed out.....two hours later there was not a seed left.

Thanks for asked about BOSS.....I have thought about it and tried to figure out what it was....and now I know too.

Will be picking some up my next trip to town.

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post #18 of 47

Got some for my girls and they could careless about it. sad I was hoping they would like it. My chickens are total divas!

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post #19 of 47

I bought some in the shell, and my chickens didn't care for it either. I bought some unshelled, and they love it. How do I get them to figure out that the good stuff is inside the shells?hu

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post #20 of 47

How to teach them about the good stuff inside? You smash a portion so they see the insides and mix with the whole ones.

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