Alfalfa poisonous for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SevenVF, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. SevenVF

    SevenVF New Egg

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  2. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're right in thinking it's not right.
     
  3. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was poisonous, none of my chickens would be alive! We have horses, goats, and sheep so we have alfalfa hay on the property. The chickens love scratching around the stacks eating up the fallen hay leaves. In the winter, I even toss in a flake now and then so they can enjoy some scratching fun when there is snow on the ground.
     
  4. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not true.
     
  5. ChickChickChicky

    ChickChickChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like pawtraitart said, if it were true, then all my chickens would be dead. I keep a thick layer of alfalfa hay in the portion of their run that's under the coop, and it's their favorite hangout. They LOVE laying in it, scratching around in it, and eating the leafy bits.When I throw a fresh flake of hay under there, they're just as happy as if I'd thrown a favorite treat out in the run.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's just a website. Shocking, but not everything on the internet is true. [​IMG]
     
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  7. KFaye

    KFaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been soaking alfalfa in warm water. cutting it up in small pieces so it doesn't clog up their crop. They seem to love it. I mix it with cracked corn, grit and meal worms...a little love :)
     
  8. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens get plenty of alfalfa dropped down from the rabbit cages. No ill effects.
     
  9. Craftyfarmgirl

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    Does anyone know if it's safe for chickens to eat timothy hay?
     
  10. justafeedboy

    justafeedboy Out Of The Brooder

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    In my run I have clover,alfalfa, timothy, brome , and orchard grass. The chickens continue to eat it and continue to live. I annual over seed it to keep the mud down.
     

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