I recently added some goats to my little farm, and they have been staying in with my chickens while we work on their pen. Last weekend, we went to the feed store to get hay, but they were out. They were cleaning all of the loose alfalfa out of the semi-truck trailers, and they offered to sweep it into the back of my pick-up and let me have all the loose hay I wanted. I filled up the back of my pick-up to the top with nice, clean alfalfa. Thought the goats would love it, but they weren't very interested. They seem to prefer the coastal. On the other hand, My chickens went NUTS over the alfalfa and scarfed it down like crazy. they don't touch the stems, but they eat all of the dried green leaves. My question is, is this safe for them? Also, do you think it might be a nice nutritional supplement during the winter when they can't get green plants? I have this whole pile of the stuff up on pallets and protected by a tarp to keep it dry, and I was thinking I might start tossing some into their run each day if it is okay for them.