Quote:BOSS! Black oil sunflower seeds have 16% protein or thereabouts and chickens love them. They need to be older than around 6 weeks to eat them, though. Also birdseed is millet (the small round golden balls) with 11% protein and it is one of my chickens' favorite. Here is the treat chart: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart Also they sell scratch for chickens, some with more grains than others. Some folks are able to get I think a 7 grain scratch. I have only bought 2 grain scratch in the past. Treats should only comprise around 10% of the diet I have read.