Alfalfa - Dehydrated Squares - for Horses Question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mtnviewfarms, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw somewhere, can't remember now, that chickens can be fed pre-moistened squares of dehydrated alfalfa that is primarily used for horses.

    Has anyone or is anyone doing this and, if so, do the chickens like it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never use the dehydrated hay. Are you talking about cubes or pellets? Either one woul dbe great mositen or in a mash. I give them about two or three flakes of Alfalfa a week and it is gone in just a couple of hrs. They love it. The more greens they get the better yellow/orange their yokls are and they healthier they are for us.
     
  3. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was talking about the cubes. Thanks for your reply. I think I'll give it a try.
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I've used the cubes before. They are much more like fresh than the pellets, but they take longer to moisten. I would put a bunch in a bucket & put hot water on them. It would take an hour or so & some stirring to get them apart. It takes a fair amount of water also, but the chickens loved them.
     

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