Alfalfa Cubes for Chickens? UPDATE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by serendipity22, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With winter here, so goes the vegetation. Has anyone ever tried soaking Alfalfa cubes in warm water and feeding them to your flock? It seems like an easy fix (and relatively inexpensive)for adding more greens to their diet.

    Once fully soaked, they swell and break into small pieces. With the added water and protein, this could only be a good thing, right?
     
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  2. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    My chickens love alfalfa. They hurry to eat the pieces that fall when I am feeding the other animals.
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to have to check on getting mine some!!
     
  4. BethinIrving

    BethinIrving Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens like them too. I buy them for the rabbits.

    Recently we bought a bag of "fresh mixed greens" from the grocery store, just for the birds and rabbits.

    The rabbits threw the "greens" out of their cages, and the hens and geese wouldn't even touch them.

    All of them, however, find great delight in my garden produce.

    I was thinking about putting rabbit food pellets out for the hens/geese this winter, along with their food. I too would like to know what others are doing to provide "green stuff" for their flocks in the winter.
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    Quote:Are ya'll referring to Alfalfa hay and break it up ? wher e do you buy it , I am thinking feedstore ?
     
  6. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BethinIrving,
    I supply mine with lots of damaged leaves from collards. (A friend of mine sells collards, so we just go through and fill up a feed bag at a time)

    It sure is hard keeping fresh stuff supplied to them all winter though...
     
  7. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are ya'll referring to Alfalfa hay and break it up ? wher e do you buy it , I am thinking feedstore ?

    I'm not interested in buying a bale of alfalfa. (It would be strewn everywhere!) I just want to feed the Alfalfa Cubes...
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Are ya'll referring to Alfalfa hay and break it up ? wher e do you buy it , I am thinking feedstore ?

    I'm not interested in buying a bale of alfalfa. (It would be strewn everywhere!) I just want to feed the Alfalfa Cubes...

    Where do you buy the cubes . Also not interested in buying a bale
     
  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    TSC has them but I've never thought abou buying any.I didn't think the chickens could do anything with them.
     
  10. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just about any feed store carries them. You can get them at Tractor Supply too. I'd call ahead, just to be sure though.
     

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