Alfalfa Hay OK for them???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TwoCrows, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I have no grass in the chicken yard, which is a 20' x 30' old garden area. So every few days I have been throwing a flake of Alfalfa hay in for them as they love the green leaves, being that there is no natural plant life growing. (The MINUTE a blade of grass makes it's appearance, it gets nipped right off.) And they have no interest in greens like lettuce and such.

    Is Alfalfa hay toxic to them? Is it ok to feed every few days?

    Thanks all. [​IMG]
     
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  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Alfalfa is great for them. I toss mine a flake two or three times a week, especially in winter when they may be stuck inside on stormy days. It is high in protein and calcium and they have a great time scratching through it to find all the little leaves.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Quote:Thank you for the reply! I thought that it might be good for them. I know it is good for the horses with high protein levels. But is there too much calcium in the leaves for 4 month olds? I don't want to over calcium the baby chickens. [​IMG]
     
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