Does anyone feed their chickens Nyjer Thistle Seed?

mrsbos

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I did as a "treat", adding a little of the black seeds to add contrast to their regular yellow chicken food. I'm pretty sure it would be unhealthy to feed them the seeds as a large part of their diet. I had the leftover seeds after I finished filling my finch socks and figured the chickens would like it.
 

donrae

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Jun 18, 2010
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I don't feed them regularly because they're expensive! But I don't see any problem with feeding them, my hens fought over them.
 

Rozzie

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Jul 14, 2010
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I feed it to my quail as treats. I only give small amounts, though. This isn't so much due to the cost, but because I don't want to throw off their protein levels too much.
 

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