Hello everyone! I gave my girls black oil sunflower seeds for the first time from my hand and half of the chickens were uninterested! I wanna jack up their protein intake during cold new england winter. And, it appears they were trying to crack them open banging them on the ground in the beak! Lol. I then decided to use my coffee grinder and grind the sunflower seeds up and put in their evening meals. Is this strange or unnecessary? Probably…..but i had to ask! The sunflower seeds get lost in the leaves and stuff in the run when i throw them in because they are black and blend in. What do you think? How do you offer your chickens sunflower seeds?