feeding sunflower seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by annabelle08, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. annabelle08

    annabelle08 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2016
    Do you give chicks shelled sunflower seeds or with the shells? I've heard that "black oil sunflower seeds" are very good for the chickens. Thanks, Today I bought my chicks a water mister. It has been in the high 90's here with a heat index of 106+. They backed up when the mist started moving to them, but hope it will help with the heat. Also ordered some shade cloth to cover the west side of their run. I'm changing their water twice a day to give them cool water.
  2. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    We do shell on since they typically are not baked or have other stuff added. BOSS are a great treat and are like little "crack" seeds for our chickens!

    Good shade, misters, and good air flow will keep everyone alive in the summer for sure.

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