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Which bit of seed do your chickens find the tastiest???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by EllaM, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. EllaM

    EllaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there everyone!

    Just a bit of a fun post.

    Which bit of seed do your chickens find the tastiest???
    Mine seem to absolutely
    LOVE the sunflower seeds!
    They squabble over them and gobble them up very quickly!


    And is there a part of the seed they neglect?
    Mine take particular care to avoid the pellets.


    Also what breed of chickens do you own (in relation to the seed they prefer I thought it could be interesting to see differences!)

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  2. SweetLilChicken

    SweetLilChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my silkies really just gobble up anything knowing them!
    But yes, they do have a favourite Sunflower seeds!
    I own quite a few different types of birds and all of them love those seeds the most.

    And I think I know why!
    They are the fattiest seeds of all!!
     
  3. EllaM

    EllaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hahahaha! No wonder my chickens are so plump! [​IMG]
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Mine really like corn. They prefer meat over anything though. Oh and grapes, peas, etc..

    I feed barley, oats, corn, wheat and BOSS (black oil sunflower seeds). They also really like Millet and peanuts.
     
  5. SweetLilChicken

    SweetLilChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Sometimes its nice to have a good plump chicken [​IMG]

    Henrietta is always full so early LOL
     
  6. SweetLilChicken

    SweetLilChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Plus your avatar is soooo cute!!!
    I cant stop looking at it [​IMG]
     
  7. EllaM

    EllaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that too! I don't think we've tried out peas or peanuts for our girls before!
    I'll have to give it a go! (maybe a new favourite??)
    And yes corn is also much loved among my hens.
     
  8. EllaM

    EllaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I thought so too!
    (you can use it if you want ya know)
     
  9. DLV58

    DLV58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine really liked the seeds of the over-grown cucumbers this summer but their fav is boss
     
  10. EllaM

    EllaM Out Of The Brooder

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    Really!? Another treat for my girls put on the list. Thank you!
     

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