Sunflower Seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jprice2ndlt, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you feed chickens whole sunflower seeds. My dad gave me a back for my birds but most of them are gone so i was wondering if my chickens could eat them.
     
  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I put the whole flower in the run and they go crazy over it.
     
  3. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i will give them some today.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The black oil sunflower seeds are especially good for them.
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Sunflower seeds are about 16% protein, much higher than normal scratch so it's a good treat for growing birds, laying and broody hens. Also, the oil content will help warm them during the winter.
     

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