Birdseed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joebwe25, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is birdseed okay for chickens?
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    I switched to a bird seed mix when the weather got hot. The hens love the millet and sunflower seeds...no harm in feeding them bird seed.
     
  3. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how 'bout for egg laying?
    Is it nutritional?
     
  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Not nutritional at all....6% protein I think. I use it as a treat (scratch). My main feed is a complete layer crumble (16% protein).
     
  5. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about poultry pellets?
     

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