Bought these sunflower nuts by mistake - chickens can have?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gritsar, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I grabbed a large container of sunflower nuts at the store the other day. Not until I popped a handful in my mouth did I realize I had bought the honey roasted ones by mistake. I hate sweet snacks! [​IMG]

    Can the chickens have them? If they were plain sunflower nuts I would know, but not sure about the honey roasted part.
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure they'll love them!
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally, I'd check the label then feed them to the chickens, the quantity depending on the sodium level. But the chickens would definitely get them.

    Well, I don't know, I've never had honey roasted sunflower nuts.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah, sodium is the only thing I'd worry about. Maybe soak and rinse them to get rid of excess salt? Small quantity to see how it goes.
     
  5. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    probably salty but in moderation or perhaps rinsed should be good..fyi you could also whirr in the food processor for a peanut butter alternative, probably not to your taste but the options there.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thanks for the tip, but the sweetness would still be there. I just don't like sweet foods, beyond fruits.
     

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