Wild bird seed... as treats for my chicks???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BackyardBirds720, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. BackyardBirds720

    BackyardBirds720 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    North Central Florida
    Okay, so I am just looking around at what I could give as treats to my chickens. Right now they are three weeks old - so I'm not sure if they are too young for it but...

    would wild bird seed be a good treat (it has sunflower seeds, cracked corn, and lots of other little seeds)?!?

  2. McEgg

    McEgg Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2007
    Guthrie, Ok
    my older girls were chasing off the squirrels until they realized that the squirrels were knocking down bird seed off of the bird feeders. They LOVE bird seed. I give it to my 6 week old RIRs.
  3. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    Mine love bird seed. Sometimes, I mix it in with their scratch.

  4. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2008
    SLC, UT
    Mine love it so much that they'll quickly run back into the coop if they see me toss a hand-full inside. As a result they get a small amount every night. They eat the millet first then go to work on the sunflower seeds, leaving the peanuts for last. They know where I keep it in the garage and get all excited when they know I'm going to open up the sealed container I store it in.

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