Thistle as feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DavidKerk, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was recently given some thistle seed by a lady moving into a condo that doesn't allow bird feeders. Can I feed this to my chickens? Should I spread it on the ground or mix it with feed??
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    For Niger Thistle? http://www.feedipedia.org/node/41 Feedipedia link says "Poultry: Up to 30% oil meal has been used successfully in rations for layers." Mine eat it off the ground if the finches spill it.
     

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