Black oil sunflower seeds and cukes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nhred_mom, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. nhred_mom

    nhred_mom New Egg

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    Hi, I have 2 questions. I know that the chickens can eat sunflower seeds, can they eat black oil sunflower seeds too?

    Plus I know they can eat cucumbers, I peel the cukes and then slice them and give them to the chickens or what? I know the cukes have to be peeled. Then what?

    Thanks
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You dont need to peel the cuckes. You may need to step on then to expose the inside. I like to throw my melons against a wall for the splat factor, and then watch the chooks go nuts. It is very cathartic on a bad day.

    Chickens can eat BOSS.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yes, they can eat the BOSS. Mine love it.
     
  4. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, they'll eat the black oil sunflower seeds shell and all.
     
  5. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they eat the BOSS - or black oil sunflower seeds.

    Cuke, same as any melon or squash really. Throw it in their pen as is. First few times or for slightly doofy chickens (ahem to the family Silkies here), you'll need to smash them so they get the insides and figure out it's food. After that, nope. Melons usually get started for the chickens with the harder outside, but sometimes it's fun to put a whole one in and watch them work at the rind to get the guts.
     
  6. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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