BOSS with or w/o shells?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Turkeyrun, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Turkeyrun

    Turkeyrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those that give sunflower seeds do you get them with or with out the shells?

    Thank you:frow
     
  2. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    without- if they had shells, wouldn't they go down hard?
     
  3. Caseman

    Caseman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with the shells good for them..my bantams love them..[​IMG]
     
  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    with shells....good for them heard it keeps them from being egg bound...my chickens love em [​IMG]
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I buy it without shells, but it's a lot cheaper with the shells [​IMG] Wild birds break open the shells to get to the nut meat, so I guess that's why I get the sunflower hearts. But I'm sure a chicken gizzard would have no problems breaking down the shells...
     
  6. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    My girls have been eating them in the shells since they were babies...gave them sand as grit back then...now they have regular grit to help grind them up. They are addicted to them!
     
  7. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
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    mine are without shells and they are cheaper with the shell. I think nutritionally it is no different, but they would find them w/ shells in the wild wouldn't they?
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    with shells, of course! [​IMG]
     
  9. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
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    Mine are given with shells...
     
  10. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add me to the "with shells" group. My birds are free ranged and have access to a lot of natural "grit".
     

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