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Is it ok to give my very spoiled chickens sunflower seeds that are still in the shell? My friend gave me the sunflower from her garden and I picked all the seeds out, so I want to give my chickens a treat.
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More times than not ... I toss the sunflower head into the lot and let them help themselves ...

But yes, sunflowers are fine.
 

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Sunflower seeds are high in protein, so I mix the black oil sunflower seed that I use in my bird feeders in with the girls' scratch, especially this time of year when they need more protein for the molt.

They pick out the sunflower seeds first, then the sorghum, then the wheat/rye and then the corn last. Sometimes the corn just lays there until they come back through and the corn is all that is there.
 

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Thanks so much for the replies to my sunflower question. They are very much appreciated.
 

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very handy to know, i have loads of sunflowers in my garden so will try them with the chickens.
 

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I've fed the sunflower seeds to mine they love them, I have also stopped off and picked them up a couple containers of millworms or crickets for a treat they go crazy over them..( who on earth would ever spoil a chicken?)
 

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Styrofoam, Blue foam board insulation, and the kicker was the plastic pellets from my son's pellet gun. THAT was funny to see them, re-usable in the little poo piles around the yard.
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Yeah. He used to pick Christmas ornaments off the tree. That's we're he would get his doses off glass, pins, beads, ribbon and what not. Like I said, he was a doperman.
 
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