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BOSS inside flight pens for cover crop?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by greenriver, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at cover crops for inside flight pens such as millet, sorghum, corn etc. I have a wild bird feeder area and buy boss by the 50 lbs.

    I did a quick germination check on the BOSS seeds and the rate is above 90%.

    So my question(s)

    1) how does sunflowers work for cover in pens?

    2) What about a mix of sorghum, millet and corn?

    3) What is best for pheasant? Bobwhite?
     
  2. Franzen Farms

    Franzen Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to use what I think is called switch Grass that comes back every year pretty good and has a nice cover for the winter. Next spring I am going to add more millet they go pretty crazy over that stuff.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice pen there franzens.

    Yes, some perennial plant would be best I suppose. My plan is to be able to run my 4-wheeler around between batches of birds and plant early spring. Hopefully the plants will have enough start that the new birds won't eat the sprouts.
     

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