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Fodder from treated seeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Pressman, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Pressman

    Pressman Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to start growing fodder for my chickens and went to the feed store for seed, barley and alfalfa. I noticed the seed they have must be treated for planting because it has "pink" stuff all over it. Is that safe to grow fodder from or do I need to get seed that doesn't have the "pink" stuff on it? I haven't actually grown fodder yet, been reading hear about it and it sounds perfect for my setup, but I need to be sure I don't poison my ladies. Thanks
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I wouldn't use treated seed. Chickens tear apart sod squares and eat the dirt too.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    NO TREATED SEED! They will eat it, can't be good. Mary
     
  4. Pressman

    Pressman Out Of The Brooder

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    okay, thanks guys!
     

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