Goofy ? About Black Sunflower Seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mylilchix, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I started feeding black sunflower seeds to my flock a few days ago. I mix it into their scratch grains so they can get some extra protein. I was noticing today some black poo in the run. Is that from the seeds or do I have something else going on?

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe it is just because its a "new food" added to their diet? I don't know, but I fed BOS everyday to my flock without any adverse affect.

    I add a handful of BOS to about 2 cups of wild bird seed, or scratch. They instantly pick out all the BOS![​IMG] They love it...and the extra protein is super good for them.

    I would just watch it carefully, but at this point I wouldn't be too very concerned.

    My humble 2 cents

    Ma
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for you help!! I figured it had to be the new food, but wanted to make sure.

    Sonja
     
  4. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours get a hnadsful of BOSS every day too, and they love them. I've also noticed thier feathers seem to be glossier and shinier now as well.

    Pjyllis
     

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