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Feeding Wild Bird Seed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jhook1997, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. jhook1997

    jhook1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a mixed flock ranging 8 weeks old to 17 weeks old. They love treats of course and I use them to go where I want. Found some wild bird seed very cheap and a huge (50lb) of plain bread crumbs. Ok to feed both of these?
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I feed my birds wild bird feed as a treat and free bread leftovers my father-in-law gathers when he volunteers at a local food bank. There are no reasons I know of that would make me avoid feeding it to them.
     
  3. ajay

    ajay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, OK. The nice thing about the wild bird seed is that it has BOSS in it and it's a ton cheaper than just buying straight BOSS.
     
  4. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    What is BOSS?
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    What is BOSS?

    Black Oil Sunflower Seed

    Keep in mind bird seed is only about 8% protien, so it can't replace regular feed​
     
  6. stcath95

    stcath95 Out Of The Brooder

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    I give a seed fancy mix from Feeders supply/ crack corn/ ..as something besides regular feed for egg layers..and all table scraps//...they especially LOVE fruit/pumkin/watermelon/....Sunday ...oatmeal with molasses....gotta take care of the girls/
    9EE/ 3 ORPINGTON/2 CORONATION SUSSEX.........
     

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