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    I have hedgehogs appeared in my garden and each night I have found them eating the poultry layer pellets dropped by my ducks. Are these safe for hedgehogs?

    Scout is researching..


    Ingredients from the organic feeder website

    The feed is full of essential ingredients to keep your girls in tip top condition such as:

    Wheat, which is a good source of energy, is ideal for feeding in the colder months to keep your girls nice and cosy. Wheat is also high in protein and the amino acids lysine and tryptophan.

    Soya Oil has been used to coat the mix for additional fatty acids for egg production and plumage. It also makes the feed more palatable.

    Sunflower Seed meal is a great source of energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and essential oils. Sunflower seed meal will also help to keep birds’ feathers and skin healthy and in tip top condition.

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    Hi Janette BM

    Sorry no-one has replied sooner.

    The layer pellets don’t sound too good for hedgehogs, to me. So if there’s any way of clearing up the dropped ones before the hogs are out and about at night, it might be useful. Although I appreciate, that might be easier said than done! Ideally hedgehogs are best fed cat/dog food or cat/kitten biscuits or meaty hedgehog food. So if you were able to put out some of that as well, it might encourage the hedgehogs to eat that and not the layer pellets – or at least hopefully ‘dilute’ the effects of them.

    Good luck.

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