can I feed bird seed to my birds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tanichca, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    I got some Bird seed from someone who thought my chickens will eat it, but I am reluctant to feed it to them, as I am not sure if it is good for them. Will the sunflower seeds in the feed be a problem? [​IMG]
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    They should not be a problem if your birds have access to plenty of grit. [​IMG]
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    I use bird seed as a treat I know that on snack list for chickens are sunflower seeds. So those should not be a problems I throw some out in the yard while they are out free ranging since a lot of the bugs are gone due to winter, they seem to love the bird seed and looking at it and scratch feed there seems to be the same things in it except for the sunflower seeds and in different amounts I think you would be okay as long as it is used as a treat instead of feed. you can also throw some around their pen if they don't get a chance to free range, seems to keep them busy and happy. well it does for mine at least.

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