Should chickens eat wild bird feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jj126, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. jj126

    jj126 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    We keep feeders out with feed in them all the time on our porch as well as water is available in several areas around our yard for them to drink BUT in the morning when we go outside we get a cup of wild bird feed and feed it to the girls...that or we put it in our hands and feed them.

    Do you think that's ok for them to eat it that often?
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008

    Wild birdseed is fine for them.
  3. jj126

    jj126 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    Thanks so much. [​IMG]

    It's so funny in the mornings cause the girls come running and clucking for their bird seed. [​IMG]
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes as treat, not as their main diet. Welcome [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    It won't hurt them, but it's usually less than 10% protein

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