Organic Millet Spray?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NewYorkMama, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. NewYorkMama

    NewYorkMama Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2017
    Hi! My hens LOVE millet spray (on the stem/branch) - it keeps them entertained, and from what I've read, it's a healthy treat. My concern is that the only source I've found locally are the big box stores - and they're branded for "pet birds" (i.e. parrots). They aren't marked as being pesticide-free or organic. Since we eat the eggs these girls produce, I really don't want to be giving them grains of unknown source. Which brings me to my question:

    Does anyone have a source for ORGANIC (or at least marked as pesticide-free) spray millet? I have found organic millet seed, but part of the idea behind giving them millet spray is the FUN the girls have pecking it off the branch! :)

    Thanks so much for any help you can offer.
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    I have no idea, but; have you called the supplier? In general, if it's from China, I'd avoid it, but otherwise, just ask the producer. Google the producer? Check with your state ag school? Somebody will know... Mary
  3. Chickassan

    Chickassan Flock Master

    May 23, 2017
    Pull some off the big box millet and grow your own.
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  4. jeria

    jeria Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2017
    Independence MO
    Millet will grow like crazy. You can get seed at farm seed supply stores. Thanks for reminding me about it. You can cut it, hang it to dry for a supply over the winter. It is also a healthy grain for people. I love it cooked and use it like rice.
  5. NewYorkMama

    NewYorkMama Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2017
    Great ideas, all. Thanks!

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