pasture composition

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RadicalRob, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. RadicalRob

    RadicalRob New Egg

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    What would be a good pasture composition for raising chickens?



    Clover,white
    Alfalfa
    Birdsfoot
    Chicory
    Rye/oat grasses


    I heard by word of mouth of soy bean plants that have more greens than bean for foraging, is their and would that make a good mid season food plot when grasses are slow to grow. then maybe move other lice stock on it as rotational grassing???


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  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    plant birdseed and white clover
     
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very interested too! I am in the process of cutting a pasture out of the forest.

    Another BYC member posted this link in another thread:

    http://www.groworganic.com/item_SPI...rage_Blend_Irri.html?welcome=T&theses=7745623

    20% Bison Intermediate Ryegrass, 15% Tetraploid Perennial Rye, 10% Tetraploid Annual Rye, 10% Japanese Millet, 10% Buckwheat, 10% Flax, 10% Red Clover, 5% Strawberry Clover, 5% Alfalfa, 3% Ladino Clover, 2% Birdsfoot Trefoil.

    (Basically clover, rye grass and bird seed.)
    ON
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    In addition to the legumes, I like to plant a section of mixed dark leafy greens.
     

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