striped sunflower seeds.any good?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by oldbuzzard, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know black are best for wild birds and asume the same for chickens. i can get some free striped for my backyard babes. is it worth it?
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    yes, especially for free. I feed them to my lovebirds and parrotlets because they are lower in fat, keeps them from getting too chubby but they still get a treat.
     
  3. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wonderful! i notice they swallow them whole like the ear corn i give them. is that ok?
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I would think so, but I don't feed them to my chickens, since the parrot types get them all first. I defer to someone who knows more than i do at this point.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Mine like any of the Sunflower seeds. I got a 50# bag of the striped ones for free because the Science dept ordered the wrong thing, I've been using them for treats and snacks for myself too! Don't worry, they aren't chemically treated or anything! Like I said, the wrong seeds were ordered.
     
  6. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx
     
  7. velo99

    velo99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Writer,
    I have fed my pigeons and chickens wild birds seed which has sunflower seed in it. Thier crops seem to process it pretty well and the oils are great for the moult.

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  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Yes. I grow lots of Sunflowers with striped seeds. My birds devour them, but they don't like to peck them off the heads so I take the seeds off for them. [​IMG]
     
  9. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw the whole plant in and they pick out the seeds and eat the leaves too! It took awhile for them to get the hang of it, but I wasn't about to strip those things for them!
     
  10. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Spoiled brats.[​IMG]
     

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