It Makes Lots Of Sense To Pasture Chickens When Feed Prices Are High

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cowboy_Shamblin, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Cowboy_Shamblin

    Cowboy_Shamblin Out Of The Brooder

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    During the summer I save lots of money by feeding lots of grass and fresh cut alfalfa. In addition I cut back on feeding corn which produces too much body heat for hot weather.
     
  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    That is good. Also try places like your bread stores (wonder bread outlets, Merita..etc...)..you can literally get a pick up truck load of day old bread for about 45.00, and it last for quite awhile..so that in addition to the other stuff will help also...I throw my weeds and fruit peelings in to the chickens in the summer as much as possible and they eat a lot less layer pellets that way too..in the winter I give them bread along with the pellets.
     
  3. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] much healthier when they are grassfed too!
     
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    that aint nothing compared to grasshoppers! wow do they grow on those! However, an alfalfa bale in the winter is also a great idea!
     

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