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Can chickens have roasted sunflower nuts?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Hens rule, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2015
    With my chickens
    I have a bag of roasted sunflower nuts, can my chickens have some as a treat?
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes! [​IMG] They LOVE sunflower seeds.

  3. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2015
    With my chickens
    Thanks! I fed them some and I agree... :lol:
  4. RobertPlamondon

    RobertPlamondon Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 14, 2016
    Shelled sunflower seeds aren't going to cause any trouble. Chickens love them in any form (whether raw or cooked, unsalted, salted, or flavored). I doubt they can manage sunflower seeds in the shell, though.

    In fact, chickens can have just about anything! It's hard to go wrong if you feed your chickens something in addition to a high-quality chicken feed. If you try to feed them something questionable instead of a high-quality chicken feed, or mix something questionable in with a high-quality chicken feed (perhaps spoiling it) -- that's when things go wrong.

  5. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2013
    New Hampshire
    Mine love black oil sunflower seeds, shell on. Some will crack the shells open and leave them behind, but they often eat the whole thing.

    I'd be worried about bagged sunflower seeds that are heavily salted- but roasted unsalted I'd feed.

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