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Alfalfa and egg laying is there a connection?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmagill, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. jmagill

    jmagill Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Western Wyoming
    My chickens were not laying(not molting either) for a couple of weeks.

    I started feeding alfalfa sweepings(mostly leaves not stalks) 5 days ago and my egg count is rising daily. I am not going to take a chances, they will be getting alfalfa for the rest of the winter.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010

  2. I feed alfalfa pellets to keep their yolks a dark yellow. It is doing a good job.
  3. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    It could be that you just boosted their nutrician and that is making them all think it's time to start laying or maybe it was going to happen anyway. mine are really starting to lay now and I don't feed alfalfa.

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