Chooks Pigged Out On BOSS! Any danger in that?

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

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    I was so busy last night that I took an open, 2 gallon bucket full of black oil sunflower seeds out into the henhouse and then left it there -- in the open -- for about 16 hours.

    Do you know what happens when you leave an open, 2 gallon bucket full of BOSS in reach of 12 hens and one rooster?

    Those feathered pigs ate a full half of the bucket by the time my wife found the problem.

    Is there any danger with chooks pigging out on BOSS?
  2. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    I don't think it would be a problem. Mine eat it all the time. They probably loved it!
  3. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2010
    Fat, happy chickens! With expensive, oily poop... [​IMG]
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens wouldn't want them to do that everyday of course [​IMG] But one day of gluttony won't kill them.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I left a bag o' BOSS out, but always curled the open bag top back down as I used it.

    Yeah, right. Today I noticed it was open, on its side, and the bag was moving.

    Inside it was a very happy little bantam EE pullet.

    So, being perverse - no, I did not close her inside it! - I left the bag there, open. Every time I go out and check, there's a different chicken in it. I WISH I'd had my camera when I saw the rooster's tail hanging out of it! Carl is a huge rooster, and he was all hunkered down with just those glorious beetle-green-black tailfeathers visible.
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Their crops must have been HUGE!!! [​IMG]
  7. junglebird

    junglebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    laffin! [​IMG] Funny posts!
  8. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    St. Louis
    good question, because I have been concerned with feeding too much BOSS at bedtime.
    I put a couple of good handfuls in at night for 4 regular and 2 bantums.
    is that enough or should I give them more?


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