Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by waitin on eggs, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. waitin on eggs

    waitin on eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2010
    I've read alot about BOSS on here for treats, saying that chickens love it. Well I went to TSC and bought "Black Oil Sunflower Seeds" this is BOSS right or wrong? My girls could really care less, They look at me like ok lady wheres are treat, we really don't want these:confused:

    Are mine the only chickens that don't like this or did I buy the wrong thing?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That's the correct thing.
    Sometimes chickens are a little picky about new foods. Mine were unimpressed at first too. I just mixed it with scratch a few times and now they'll eat it.

  3. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    Constantia, NY
    It's an aquired taste. They'll get it
  4. louisagardener

    louisagardener New Egg

    Aug 11, 2010
    Gordonsville, VA
    I had the same exact experience. Those chickens looked at me like I was trying to trick them. So, the second time, I threw out some boss and some scratch grains (which is like chicken crack at my house!), and they eventually figured it out. Now they LOVE the boss. [​IMG]
  5. shesaredroan

    shesaredroan Chillin' With My Peeps

    As the above folks have's new, just give 'em time. I too mixed BOSS with scratch, to get my flock started on it. They will come to LOVE it, makes for very shiny feathers, I also give BOSS to my horses. They love it and it gives a shine to their coat too. [​IMG]
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Mine prefer it to scratch--I use it to keep them out from underfoot when I'm trying to get stuff done in the coop.
  7. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put a lil in with their feed...I sprinkle some each afternoon on top of their food in the hanging gets a lil crazy so I have taken to tossing some for them to scratch.

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