BOSS Question???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MedinaChick2001, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. MedinaChick2001

    MedinaChick2001 In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2010
    When giving chickens BOSS, do you put it in a feeder or put it out like you would scratch?

  2. banks

    banks Songster

    My girls get soooooo excited when they see me head for the BOSS pail. I just get a scoop full and throw it in the run. Keeps them busy for a little while. I have 12 hens now and I give them around 4 cups a day.
  3. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chirping

    Jun 23, 2010
    Westford, MA
    I do the same most days - just toss it out there and let them have at it. But on dismal days, when they don't want to be scratching around out there, I sometimes sprinkle a little in their feeder or on the floor of the coop (because I spoil them). If I just put it outside, the wretched chipmunks eat it all before the birds get out to snack. I wouldn't put only BOSS in a feeder, because then they would eat that and only that. Kind of like saying, "Here, kids - here's a big bowl of M&Ms, but make sure you eat your tuna casserole first!" and walking away. Yeah, right...
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Toss your BOSS. [​IMG]

    Or feed it to them by hand, occasionally.

    On cruddy days, when they seem to want to stay inside the coop, toss some into the litter.
  5. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Songster

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yucaipa, CA
    I just started feeding BOSS this past weekend. So far wife is throwing it on the ground outside the run just before she lets them out every morning. They go for it immediately as a treat. [​IMG]
  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I toss it so everyone gets a shot at it. Otherwise they would just stand at a feeder and gorge themselves.
  7. flockof4

    flockof4 Songster

    Feb 10, 2010
    Webster Groves, MO
    I toss some in the run, feed it to them out of my hand, put some in their "treats" dish and even just toss it in the yard for them find as they roam around. They love the BOSS and it seems to be a great source of fun for them.

  8. Yardbirds286

    Yardbirds286 Songster

    Jan 7, 2009
    Western Mass
    Man my gals LOVE this stuff! How much is okay per day for 7 girls? I have been giving them about 1-2 cups a day, and they gobble it up fast! I hope I am not over doing it. If I can safely give more, I know they would love it.

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