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Sunflower seeds, shelled or not?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by urbanfarmer101, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I buy the black sunflower seeds, should I buy them shelled or unshelled?
     
  2. adkchickmama

    adkchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my hens regular BOSS unshelled. They love them. Its their treat each nite before bed.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tractor Supply has them. I buy whole black oil seeds. My birds eat them fast & furious.
     
  4. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i feed them in the shell. they gobble them down like they'll run away if they dont eat fast!
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the birds are getting grit the shells shouldn't be a problem. None with mine but I try not to overdo--too much of even a good thing can be bad.
     

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