spoilt chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by goldenchic, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. goldenchic

    goldenchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for the last two days when i've put my chickens away and gone to give them fresh food & water, i've noticed there is quiet alotof chick crumb left, they
    r given a bowl of this everyday alongside a bowl of sunflower seed and bird seed which they never leave any of, they also get a couple of treats a day, should i cut down on seeds and treats, so they eat there crumb am worried there not getting the essentials if they dont eat the crumb?
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    They say watch the treats, just so they WILL eat their real food. I guess, kinda like kids, they want the goodies!! Enjoy!
     
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should always have feed available, so it's not bad that some is leftover. Treats are not bad in moderation also. Maybe if you could tell us how many chickens you have, and how much sunflower seed and bird seed you give them, it would give us a better idea of the ratios you are talking about. Also--what is in the birdseed?
     

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