Using Sunflower seeds in the chick mix

mooSa

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Apr 18, 2009
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Hi, I am making my own feed for my new born chicks. After doing thorough research, I decided to put sunflower seeds as one of the ingredients.
Now i have 2 questions:

1. Does it have to be just the kernel without the shell or can I put the shell in the mix as well? ( I have a machine that will grind it for me)

2. Can sunflower seeds be fed raw or does it have to be cooked like soyabeans?

Thanks for your time.
 

mooSa

Songster
10 Years
Apr 18, 2009
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so i guess un shelled. Is there a machine that will remove the shell fast?
 

Organics North

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10 Years
Dec 30, 2009
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Where did you hear that? Did the birds have access to grit?

Shelled are quite expensive, and I believe they can go rancid pretty easy.

BOSS is less than 15% of my birds diet.

I wonder what a sunflower de-hulling machine looks like too?

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