They don't like BOSS

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Amyh, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Songster

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    I bought a 40lb bag of BOSS for my chickens... figured it would last us for a long time if I use it sparingly. They don't eat it... what's up with that?!?
     

  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

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    Mine usually take a couple of days or a couple of tries to come around to something. So finicky![​IMG]
     
  3. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Songster

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    Hmmm. Mine think BOSS is manna from heaven.
     
  4. johny

    johny Songster

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    I use hulled seed only for my wild bird feeders.
    There is no shell. Very expensive but absolutely no mess to clean up.
    The chicken go nuts for the hullled seed.

    They like it better than scratch.
    Actually, they barely show interest in scratch but eventually it disappears.
     
  5. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    Quote:Is it good? BOSS can go bad, with the high oil content. Taste it.
    either that or they just need time to get used to it.
    20% of my birds diet is BOSS
    ON
     
  6. Mine beg for BOSS every morning...like a room full of kids begging for candy! They would eat a whole 50# bag if they could figure out how to get it open! [​IMG]
     
  7. Amyh

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    I don't get it... I will keep trying, but will be annoyed if they don't eat it!!! Silly chickens!!!!
     

  8. math ace

    math ace Crowing

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    What is BOSS ? ? ?
     
  9. gettinaclue

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    The first couple of time I put Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (BOSS) out, my chickens ran.

    Now they crowd the fense line when they see me coming. Give it time.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Put it on top of their feed, or mix it in.
     

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