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Alfalfa pellets

post #1 of 7
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My breeder insisted that alfalfa was essential part of a good diet.

My birds hate it.

I've tried mixing it into their wet mash, and they can almost eat around it, leaving most of it behind.

 

Any ideas what I can top it or mix it with to get them to at least finish this huge bag?

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #2 of 7

Eh, I don't see it as an essential part of the diet - since your birds are not inclined to eat it and are doing just fine without it I would suggest finding someone around you with animals that do like alfalfa pellets to give/sell the rest of the bag to.  If you really want them to consume alfalfa it can be more enticing in the stem form either from actual bales or the chopped stem form of alfalfa cubes (a light soak breaks up the extreme compression of the cube form without yielding mush.

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post #3 of 7

Mine never cared for the pellets, either. They'll eat alfalfa as hay, eating the leaves and leaving the stems. but the pellets, like you said, they just picked around it. I agree wetting it down might make them like it more, I never tried that. You can try that, or gift the bag of pellets to someone else. Or  start keeping another animal that eats pellets :)

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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

. Or  start keeping another animal that eats pellets :)

Great idea!!! I think I'll go buy a horse just to use up this 50 lb bag of alfalfa pellets!:gig

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #5 of 7
I put alfalfa pellets in my fermented feed. A five gallon bucket worth of FF has two soup cans of alfalfa pellets mixed in. My hens don't even know they are mixed in.
post #6 of 7

My dog loves alfalfa pellets!  

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Great idea!!! I think I'll go buy a horse just to use up this 50 lb bag of alfalfa pellets!:gig

Well, around here the bag of pellets is probably worth more than an lot of the horses are......

 

I was thinking more like rabbits or something like that, but whatever floats your boat. I've got a big spotted one-eyed mare that's getting on my nerves, I'll gladly bring her over to finish off that bag of pellets. I'll come back and pick her up in say, 2020?

 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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