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Flock Block has whole BOSS... can they eat the shell?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JLS, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I bought a Flock Block to treat/entertain my chickens. I noticed that the BOSS still have the shell. Can they digest the shell? I have been buying the sunflower hearts and mixing it with corn for their treat. Do I need to feed them the hearts? They are very pricey!!
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can eat the shell.
     
  3. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    SWEET!!!! [​IMG] That will be a lot easier on my wallet!
     
  4. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they can eat the shell. And the flock block is amazing! My chickens love it. It takes them about 2 weeks to finish it off then its back to Tractor Supply for another one. LOL.
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I cannot get any of my birds to eat the block, they are just too hard.
     
  6. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to try that.
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Make sure they free range or are provided grit somehow with whole grains.

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  8. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    Quote:Absolutly! My babies free range but they also have 24/7 access to layer crumbles, oyster shell (free choice), and water. I have sand for them to dust bathe in which they also eat too [​IMG] So I figure that they are getting enough grit (sand) to aide their digestion. Besides all this they get daily vegetarian household foods w/ added olive oil (for extra energy for this winter), corn, and BOSS.

    I think they're pretty spoiled...ooops [​IMG]
     

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