Sunflower seeds... at what age?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DawnSuiter, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Well, that's just it.. I've given them just about all the treats I can imagine, but i've got sunflower seeds left on the list here, and a ton of seeds to give.. but I'm not sure if they are still too young..

    so what age is safe for sunflower seeds, or all treats for that matter?
  2. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I waited until my girls were about 3 to 4 weeks old and now they get a big ole handful each morning thrown in the run for them to dig at for a treat and the protien. Just remember the grit for them too.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Give it to them and see what they do. Mine learned quick to open the shell and eat the seeds.
  4. henrysue

    henrysue In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2008
    Central Washington
    So they're supposed to open up the shell? Mine just eat the entire thing, but they go crazy over them.

    Is there a correct way for a hen to eat a sunflower seed?

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