what is BOSS

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lisa202, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...and where do you get it?
     
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

    I get mine at Tractor Supply (TSC) and the grocery store. Some people get it at their co-op.
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  3. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Black Oil Sunflower Seeds...you can get it anywhere! I get a 40 lb (or is it 50?) bag of it at TSC for about $5. They say it is perfect for layers. The oil is supposed to prevent them from becoming eggbound.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I first bought it in the garden area of Lowe's, where the bird houses, bird feeders, and bags o' bird seed were located. 7 # bags.

    Then I discovered my feed store carried it in 40# bags. Wahooo!

    BOSS is higher in protein than scratch - I never use scratch. BOSS also helps promote feather growth.

    AND my chickens and two ducks all love it!
     
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  5. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great...thanks! So let me ask you...do they eat the whole thing (shells and all) or do they make a mess and leave shell pieces all over like the wild birds do?
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    They scarf 'em down whole.
     
  7. Chicken Delight

    Chicken Delight Out Of The Brooder

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    I am kinda new to chickens and read this thread with interest. I grabbed a hand-full of BOSS and the ladies went crazy for it. An extra special treat. I will pick some more up at the farm store next time I am there.
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Mine love it better than any other treat. Even the babies learn to scramble for it when I start tossing it out. When I don't plan ahead and run out or the stuff, the stink eyes I get in the morning are pretty horrendous! [​IMG]
     
  9. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50 lb bag of BOSS for $5 is a great price. Runs about $11 or so here. But no TSC exists here either. It is amongst the best of the treats.
     
  10. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I've seen the 40lb bags at TSC, but they are more like $15 than $5. Even scratch is more than $5........sigh........

    I was given 5 x 50lbs bags of BOSS recently in trade for some ducks.........I have started mixing the Boss and scratch 50/50, adding a scoop of dog food and a scoop of sweet feed for every 20lbs or so. My own personal scratch. It is about 50% BOSS, so the girls are happy [​IMG]
     

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