Black oil sunflower seeds and runny poop.. Common and is it bad?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nursesammy, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    115
    0
    109
    Mar 21, 2010
    Alta Vista , KS
    Ok so i started giving my flock some mixed seed for a treat and they now have a flock block out in the run as well. after about 4 days one got poop that loks just like tar. Now a few more have it. Im assuming its the BOSS. will this start to hurt them?
     
  2. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    115
    0
    109
    Mar 21, 2010
    Alta Vista , KS
    anyone have the same thing happen?
     
  3. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    115
    0
    109
    Mar 21, 2010
    Alta Vista , KS
    Bump
     
  4. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    109
    0
    99
    Mar 11, 2010
    I started mine a couple of weeks ago on BOSS, haven't seen any problems. Maybe they're getting into something else? Or maybe too much BOSS? You feed it free-choice?
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    11,000
    468
    328
    Jun 1, 2009
    Ohio
    How Much BOSS are you giving them? Boss has a lot of Oil in them but you would have to be giving a lot for them to get runny poop from it....

    Chris
     
  6. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    115
    0
    109
    Mar 21, 2010
    Alta Vista , KS
    Hmmm... Thats probly it. It is in the flock block that sits in their run, so i guess that would be free choice. Can you get flock blocks without BOSS in it?
     
  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I have never heard of flock blocks....please tell me more...
     
  8. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

    265
    3
    121
    Apr 2, 2010
    Lecanto, Florida
    How much grit do they have access to? Make sure they have grit.
     
  9. Pollo Blanco

    Pollo Blanco Out Of The Brooder

    43
    0
    22
    Jun 8, 2010
    Bellevue, WA (Seattle)
    Good thread. I'd like to grow my own sunflowers for feed. [​IMG]
     
  10. Poppycock

    Poppycock Out Of The Brooder

    88
    1
    29
    Jun 10, 2008
    Alpine, UT
    Mine got runny poop from a flock block, but not from black oil sunflower seeds. I give them BOSS mixed in with scratch once a day.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by