Fresh Cut Alphalfa Hay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rubyrogue, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. rubyrogue

    rubyrogue Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    So the farmers are doing their first cutting right now. I am friends with one of them and asked if i could snag a couple handfuls before it was dry for my hens. Is it okay for them? Will it flavor the eggs? I know there are a few(very scattered) bunches growing in the field they free range in now so i am assuming they have eaten it before.
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    It should be fine. [​IMG]
  3. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    Alfalfa (notice the correct spelling) that is bred for use as a forage crop is probably the finest green feed available.
    Will it flavor the eggs- you bet! And color them too!
    Trust me., You will be pleased with the outcome of feeding them this legume.
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    We give alfalfa hay to our chickens & they seem to like it.

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