black sunflower seeds??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by henryhoe, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi can anyone tell me is it ok for my chickens to eat black sunflower seeds, the pack says that they are for wild birds, thanks!! and forgot will this help my 17 weel rir's lay bit sooner??
     
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  2. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunflower seeds are fine, in moderation of course [​IMG] Mine a few handfuls of sunflower seeds fed every evening before bed. Helps to make them more friendly as I hand feed them. Also they contain a mineral that helps with feather growth.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Boss has long been a good staple feed source, Yes there are different quality levels of boss but all should be safe to feed. Boss is a good source of digestable protein and the oils they contain are very benificial in conditioning feathers, skin and combs/wattles ect. so yes feed it, but it is advisable to mix it with regular feed or feed as a scratch which is recommended.
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    What Al said! [​IMG] Hey, Al!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed two handfuls of homemade scratch(black sunflower seeds, oats and cracked corn) every morning about 1/2 hour after I wake them up. [​IMG]. They love it.
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Hey Beeeee !!! Long time no see. [​IMG]
     
  7. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love it. I mix a handfull or so in with their feed.
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    I planted boss in the salad bar area of our run, they are sprouting which adds to the protein level.
     

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