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Growing fodder...

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I started to grow alfalfa fodder for my chickens, but I'm not sure how much I should feed to them... Should I set it in the run and let them forage or put it in their feed bowl? What do you guys think?
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if you grow fodder in a seedling tray, like many do, you can just put out the tray. anyhow well grown fodder forms a mat, and you feed them the mat in whatever container you think is viable.

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Make sure it isn't the only thing they're eating. A good size chunk, like 18x24, would be a good size chunk for about 12 hens to eat alongside their rations.. We just don't want them stuffing themselves silly and not saving room for the rest.

I usually feed their regular rations first thing in the morning, then in late afternoon, they get scraps, treats, things like fodder; good bulk to digest while roosting at night smile.png
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