1. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I have heard about giving chickens BOSS, but can I give them sunflower seeds that are fresh from the flower? I know this is probably a dumb question...just wondering:rolleyes:
  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    I grew sunflowers for my chickens this year. Then I read online about how to know when they were ready. It said to let the back of the flower...the green stuff...turn brown and then pick them. I am waiting now for that to happen.

    I grew a couple last year and put the head in the run. Of course they thought I was trying to kill them and walked away. Later that day I checked on them and the sunflower head was picked bald!

    So, yes.
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I was wondering the same thing. I have a huge flower blooming. It is beautiful. I throw the seeds out and try to land some in a pot so the chickens don't find them and they bloom.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  4. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Independence, La.
    Ooooh yes. I'm willing to be they'll love it.
  5. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I have a ton of dried out seeds from last years crop and I just thought about giving them to the girls and wanted to make sure it was ok. [​IMG]
  6. savingpurple

    savingpurple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Ohio
    I have left over bird seed, and they ladies love that. It contains black oilers, and they eat them first. I was feeding the birds, but that led to me feeding the hawk. I know nature is nature, but it became to hard to watch the hawk swoop down, and grab a bird, and it's mate go crazy trying to save it. To no luck. So, I quite feeding the birds.

    My ladies love to scratch around most of the morning after the seed. LOL

    Hey, does anyone know if they can have suet cakes? I have 10 of those left too!
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011

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