Sunflower seeds.....silly question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DDRanch, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    with or without the shell?



    Anne
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    With....mine love them as a treat.
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doesn't matter, I buy black oil in shell and feed this time of the year as they molt. As with any whole grain make sure they have access to grit.
    The in shell are definately less expensive.
     
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  4. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    Thank you. I did read they were especially beneficial for moulting hens so I wanted to try some.

    Anne
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    They eat the whole thing.
     
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Mine eat the whole thing. I wish my goats would eat them. They just toss them on the ground. The man goats now have a lovely stand of black oil sunflowers coming up outside their door.
     
  7. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    Well, this hadn't occured to me, but I have a stand of sunflowers that I grow for pleasure.....Can I give them the old heads? Are they the same?

    Anne
     
  8. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Toss in the head or better yet tie them up so they have to jump a tad to get them. I do this and it gives them something to do...keeps them busy.

    I always take several hand fulls and plant in the garden and in certain spots in the flower beds just for the purpose of feeding my hens.
     
  9. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    California
    Hey, I think I just saved some $$. Thanks all.
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    racking them is half the fun and they make good grit too.
     

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