Wild bird seed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ruth Ann, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to feed the chickens wild bird seed as a treat?
    I have seen big bags of the stuff...the cheap kind, and wondered if it would be ok?
     
  2. raro

    raro Out Of The Brooder

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    I have given the cheap birdseed to my hens. They like it as a treat and seem fine with it.
     
  3. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use it as scratch. It's so cheap and the local grocery stores sell it cheaper than the feed stores. Because I have bantams as well as standard hens, I get the type that has the small sunflower seeds so the little guys can swallow them. Some bagged seed even has calcium carbonate added to strengthen birds' eggshells. Good for my chickens too.
     

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