Bird Seed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Songster

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    Got a 25 pound sack of "Wild Bird Seed" that my sister in law bought at wallyworld.
    Anything in there that would hurt my big girls?
     
  2. No that will be fine to feed. I bought a whole pallet of bird seed during the summer as our local Big Lots discount were selling 50lb bags for 4.00 each.
     
  3. digitS'

    digitS' Songster

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    Wild bird seed is highly variable in nutritional content.

    I believe that's because no one's livelihood rests on the quality of feed for wild birds in their backyards.

    A friend gave me some bags of bird seed once. I figured the pigeons were birds and their usual feed looked a lot like what was in the bags. They became more and more unhealthy the longer they were eating that stuff.

    Just a word of caution . . .

    Steve
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I add wild bird seed to my girls morning treats of oats, unhulled sunflower seeds and scratch. They love it.
     

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