Growing fodder...

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

  1. fishandchix1

    fishandchix1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2015
    Ocean City, Maryland
    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

    Dec 8, 2007
    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

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    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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