Anyone Feed Sunflower Seeds to Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mizzouroo1, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. mizzouroo1

    mizzouroo1 New Egg

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    Has anyone fed sunflower seeds to chickens for Protien
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Black oil sunflower seeds, also known as "BOSS" - you betcha! BOSS helps promote feather growth, too. It's about 15% protein. I usually give them BOSS as a treat once a day. It's their second favorite treat!
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't, but lots of people give their birds some BOSS (black oil sunfflower seed) I believe. Love the screen name.
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  4. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, use them
     
  5. mizzouroo1

    mizzouroo1 New Egg

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    Thank You i will try them
     
  6. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Non salted that is
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely. BOSS in the shell. They love it.
     
  8. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens love it, it's a daily treat. I sometimes mix in cracked corn, or meal worms, or crushed egg shell to add some variety for them. I also have a toddler who loves to feed treats to the chickens, they already come running as soon as they see her!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  9. Schumar

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    Has anyone ever had a chicken get a sunflower seed stuck in it's throat? Is it safe to feed the sunflower seeds with the shell on?
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yes it's safe. I have never had any of my birds get choked or have a seed stuck in it's throat.
     

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