Do you feed BOSS in the summer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Qi Chicken, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or is it like scratch and you should not feed it when it is so hot out?
     
  2. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get it daily as a treat/supplement
     
  3. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    What is BOSS?[​IMG]
     
  4. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Oil Sunflower Seeds [​IMG]

    (I am so proud to have learned that lol )
     
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  5. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Oil Sunflower Seeds. They get it as a treat. If I need them to come to a different area all I have to do is shake the container that they are in and they all come running.
     
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Cool. Where do you get them. I always like to know of different treats to give my fuzzy butts. Thanks:[​IMG]
     
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  7. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any place that carries bird seed. We get ours in the bulk section at the local farm supply store. Only $ .35/lb. A little goes a long way and what a cheap treat that they love!
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed a little every day and more when they're molting. It seems to help them feather out faster and they look better to me.
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Black Oil Sun Flower Seed (BOSS) is good "Oil Seed" to add to you scratch grain.

    Crude Protein from 14 to 17%
    Digestible Protien around -13.9%
    Fat----------------------------- 25.9%
    Fiber--------------------------- 30.0% (indigestible)
    Nitrogen - Free-------------- 18.8%
    Mineral Matter--------------- 3.50%
    Calcium----------------------- 0.17%
    Phosphorus------------------ 0.52%

    You can feed Boss and Scratch Grain all year round...

    Chris
     
  10. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix it up with either boss or scratch.
     

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