Raw sunflower nuts?

Discussion in 'Horses' started by Nudanud, May 16, 2019.

  1. Nudanud

    Nudanud Member

    Mar 1, 2018
    Just a quick question..can horses eat raw sunflower nuts? They aren’t black oil..they are the striped seed but these are de hulled, human grade food. They haven’t been roasted or salted yet..

    Sometimes we get them from my husband’s work as screenings or a rejected tote, for a penny a pound, and I use them to bring up the protein of corn for my hogs but was wondering if I could set a barrel aside and feed a couple cups a day to my pony as a treat?
  2. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    I have only ever heard of Black Oil Sunflower Seeds being fed to horses. I have specifically read NOT to ever feed striped seeds, but they usually say this is due to the hull not being able to be digested. But, I have never read anywhere that they are safe if de-hulled, so this does make me worry if the seeds themselves are not okay. With horses it is always better safe than sorry, they are much more sensitive than goats. BOSS is the way to go. BOSS should only be consumed at a rate of 2-4 oz/day.