alfalfa-timmothy pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ben is a terror, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no grass or anything in my yard thanks to the girls. I was told to give them these pellets as a substitute for greens. It it a mixed flock chickens ducks and a goose. Some people say soak them to make mush and some say serve as is. So what do I do with it?
     
  2. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe you could find some baled alfalfa hay?
    It usually comes off the bale in small "flakes".
    MAybe get it at a feed store ?


    My mixed flock love the leaf parts in alfalfa, & they will search and scatter
    it until the shake in the flake is gone.

    I have no grass around either because we have a very
    severe drought going on, & night temps are hovering around 10°.
     
  3. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it ok to feed them the pellets I hate to waste them
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    My girls (ducks, geese, and peafowl too) love to dig through a flake of alfalfa hay. I know several people supplement in the winter months with alfalfa, or timmothy pellets. They make a wet mash out of them, and add it to their feed.


    Sprouts and Fodder are also a good choice, then you have fresh greens all winter long you can feed the girls.

    ~ Aspen
     

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