Growing fodder...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fishandchix1, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. fishandchix1

    fishandchix1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started to grow alfalfa fodder for my chickens, but I'm not sure how much I should feed to them... Should I set it in the run and let them forage or put it in their feed bowl? What do you guys think?
     
  2. glib

    glib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you grow fodder in a seedling tray, like many do, you can just put out the tray. anyhow well grown fodder forms a mat, and you feed them the mat in whatever container you think is viable.
     
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure it isn't the only thing they're eating. A good size chunk, like 18x24, would be a good size chunk for about 12 hens to eat alongside their rations.. We just don't want them stuffing themselves silly and not saving room for the rest.

    I usually feed their regular rations first thing in the morning, then in late afternoon, they get scraps, treats, things like fodder; good bulk to digest while roosting at night :)
     

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