Alfalfa cubes soaked with crumble overnight

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by paneubert, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Acre4Me

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    We also purchased alfalfa cubes like you did. We purchased last fall so we could give them alfalfa during the winter. Since alfalfa is 16% min protein it is a great add.

    The alfalfa hydrates more than expected. We add only 1 cube per 2 cups of grower pellets. However, we just hydrate the alfalfa in a separate bowl with boiling water, then add it to the pellets once hydrated about 5 min later, adding more water till it is their preferred consistency. They love wet feed, so adding in the alfalfa is an easy and nutritious add. Since we feed 20% grower pellets, they are not getting their nutrition diluted.
     
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  2. The separate hydration seems like a good idea. Otherwise the alfalfa requires a lot of water to rehydrate, overwhelming the pellets/crumble. I might try the separate method next time, combining them before putting the bowl out.
     
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