How do yours eat BOSS?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rte.66_chicks, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently started giving my EE hen BOSS for a treat. It took her several days to try them, but now she really goes for them.

    She breaks them open and then eats the broken seed bits. It takes her quite a while, which is OK for now since she is my only adult. I guess I expected her to eat them whole and let the gizzard take care of the hull. I'm curious-do all chickens eat them that way? I'm afraid she may miss out when my chicks are grown and get in on the act, as she was the bottom of the pecking order until a dog got the rest.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Mine eat them whole, shell and all.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I throw mine out shell and all...they gobble them up....
     
  4. I just toss out about a cup full in the run and they eat shells and all, sometimes I add adash of dry cat food, sorta spoil my ladies for the doz eggs i get every day.
     
  5. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I hope she learns to adapt when she is part of a flock again, because the way she eats them now, she'll be lucky to get one!
     
  6. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's cute. A chicken with table manners. [​IMG]

    Later on maybe you could seperate her at treat time so she can enjoy her seeds while everyone else is gulping theirs down.
     
  7. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's BOSS?
     
  8. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Oil Sunflower Seeds = Boss
     
  9. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I give them to mine still on the head but with it torn into 6-8 peices. They tend to eat the whole thing.
     
  10. Firefly

    Firefly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls eat them just the way I sprinkle them around-- shells and all!
     

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