alfalfa seeds...........

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gavinandallison, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Where do you all purchase your seed from????? I would like to get some to feed the girls over winter.
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have never fed alfalfa seeds to my flocks, but do feed alfalfa hay and pellets (soaked in water) - so am no help. I get these at my feed store - I know they carry alf. seeds but they are for planting - not eating - as the seeds have been treated.

    Hopefully someone else knows where you can get some. [​IMG]
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    Most people feed the alfalfa plant rather than the seed, either as hay, cubes or pellets. Although you could feed the plain seed, I think there are many more benefits to having them eat the green plant matter. It's also a lot cheaper. You could also grow some in the yard for the chickens, if you wanted to.

    I buy alfalfa seeds for sprouting. They are my favorite sprout and I also sprout extra to share with the chickens in the winter. They eat other sprouts and wheat or oat grass in the winter, too. Sprouting seeds can be bought at some grocery stores, health food stores or online. Bulk is cheaper than little packages. Untreated seeds for planting could potentially be used for your chickens, if you needed a huge bag of seed. I wouldn't use treated seed.

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