Can they have bird seed, millet mix, wheat, BOSS as a treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mediazeal, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't find a definitive answer about birdseed (not from the bird feed, but bought just for the chickens)
    The gal at the feed store said chickens can have it but I wanted to check with you all
    are there dangers?
    thanks for your help
     
  2. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are no dangers, just don't over do it. It is a treat, not a main part of their diet. I use BOSS as a bait. I toss a big scoop into the pen with my 29 birds, close the trap door, and pick up eggs, do chores, etc without them bothering me, or the roo from hell spurring me.
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent
    thanks very much
     
  4. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You can also use the treats to make ur birds more tame especially if u didn't by them as chicks. Just put it on the ground closer and closer to you til they are eating out of ur hand. [​IMG]
     
  5. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great advice
    though I raised them as chicks and can hardly walk for them crowding around to get treats [​IMG]
     

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