Does anyone feed their chickens Nyjer Thistle Seed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickensAreSweet, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have given them to my chickens before. Now I bought a big bag of it and want to know if I'm the only one who does this.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  2. mrsbos

    mrsbos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2010
    Greenacres, WA
    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.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    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.
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    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.
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thank you for all the responses! I enjoyed hearing from you.

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