Alfalfa cubes soaked with crumble overnight

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

  1. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    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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