Bird Seed Vs. Scratch Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jprice2ndlt, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know i have seen this on here before but i cant remember when. Will wild bird seed raise the temp in chickens like scratch. I have tried giiving it to my hens as a treat and the go wild. It is not something i plan to do all the time.
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would raise the heat just the same if not more since many of the small seeds contain a lot of fat. I always have scratch on hand and occasionally offer a scoop of birdseed when I have it, especially in the winter.
     

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