Grass seed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by elite8, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. elite8

    elite8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it ok for chickens to eat seed that has not germinated yet in the lawn? Untreated grass seed
     
  2. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Yes, they ate all mine last year and they are still alive. [​IMG]
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I just did a little googling and can find nothing that indicates that grass seed is toxic to birds, UNLESS it has been treated with something like Diazanon.

    Imp
     
  4. elite8

    elite8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your info
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Mine scarfed down a 12 lb bag of it. Ahem.

    After I had painstakingly spread it around the run in an effort to reseed. [​IMG]

    So I switched to clover seed! Yeah! Then they ate the sprouts.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this spring dad spread 5 kg of the stuff on his lawn, and he accidentally left the coop door open...
    when he got back from the feed store, it was all gone, and billy and his girls looked very pleased with them selves.
    dad was not a happy man, they are all still alive now, so it isn't toxic unless it is treated.


    luke.
     

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