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I am planning on sprouting some wild bird seed for my chickens. The bird seed is from a brand called Wagners and contains white millet, milo, cracked corn, black oil sunflower seeds, striped sunflower seeds, peanut kernels, nyjer seed, and safflower seed.

 

My concern is that I just read about milo not being good for human consumption. I won't directly be eating the sprouts myself, but my chickens will and I do eat my hens eggs.

 

Are milo sprouts harmful to birds, and will it still be safe to eat their eggs?

 

 

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I don't think it would be a problem but I wouldn't use that mix because the cracked corn and peanut kernels won't sprout. I've also found that the chickens don't like safflower sprouts.

I think it is because they're bitter, which is why cardinals are about the only birds that like them.

I would find a mix with whole seeds or buy individual seeds and mix them.

Most seeds have different sprouting rates so it might be better to sprout them separately.

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