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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lfoose, Nov 27, 2007.
Is there anything wrong with the chickens eating bird seed or suet?
I see nothing wrong with feeding chickens bird seed, millet is very popular along with sunflower seeds, I have never fed my chickens suet but have heard birds like it very much, I believe it is made from the fat from beef loin and kidney?
Everytime my DH fills the bird feeders he throws a huge handful of bird seed to our girls - they love it! It would be interesting to watch them eat a suet cake - I just might have to try that too.
My chickens eat whatever drops from my birdfeeders........I haven't had any signs that it isn't good for them.........actually give some extra as a treat , especially in winter !
I couldn't think of a reason why they couldn't either. Plus I was thinking the suet might help keep them warm.
Any suggestions on a good place to buy cheap mealworms thru the mail?
Mine love bird seed. I bought a bag for them once.
Only two concerns.
1. Suet, isn't that a lot of fat?
2. Eating under bird feeders from wild birds. Parasites and such brought to your birds?
I buy 50# of wild bird seed and mix it in with my layer crumbles and rolled oat groats. My chickens love it.
Quote:I've bought silkworms & crickets from these guys before, got here quick (within three days). They do sell mealworms and other types of crawlies. http://www.mulberryfarms.com/
Chickens love silkworms and so do turkeys, btw.