alfalfa tea for chickens??/

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fluffy-Butt-Farms, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Fluffy-Butt-Farms

    Fluffy-Butt-Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    ok, my friend got a poultry magazine, and it had a recipe for alfalfa tea... they use a flake of hay and a big garbage bag. i was going to use alfalfa pellets as they are easier and cheaper. you boil it, and then you use 1/2 and 1/2 in the chickens water.

    here are my questions.

    1) is it good for chicks? they say it's a good source of natural "green" protein

    2) has anyone done this? and do you think it would hurt to give them?

  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do something similar.

    I often soak the alfalfa or hay in water for a couple hours before givng the slop to the chickens/ducks/geese. They like the rehydrated grass/alfalfa.
  3. DESIREDchicken

    DESIREDchicken New Egg

    May 26, 2012
    My grandfather had an alfalfa feild so i wanted to know what i could do w/ it. is their anything else i could add to make it even better??? [​IMG]

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