pasture mix?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cherndon712, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I found seeds for this...Are all of these safe for my chickens?

    Contains a mix of Orchard Grass, Fescues, Clovers and Alfalfa.
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    they should love it
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    And so will any horses who wonder by. [​IMG]
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Where are you getting the seeds from?

    I'd love to throw some of that out and see if it will grow - my animals will LOVE ME!
  5. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    It's from Main Street Seed and Supply. It's 3.30 for 1 lb, 26.40 for 10 lbs, 57.75 for 25 lbs. and so on. I wanted to order a bunch, my neighbor wants some too, but between the 2 of us we'd only use about 15 lbs. I thought about selling the other 10...
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I read somewhere that rye grass seed is poison for chickens is that true? Does anybody really know? Most pasture mixes have rye in them to come up fast and protect and shade the other grasses that come up later. So I would check careful for that, since sometimes it's only the one year type and then dies out after it's done it's job.

    I plant 100's of pounds of pasture mix every year for our business, and I've been wanting to put some here, but all the mixes we have have rye in them.
  7. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I'm checking now...
  8. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
  9. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    is the seed treated???
  10. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I don't think so...Was going to plant a lot, let it grow a bit then let them have it. If it was treated, they couldn't sell it as a pasture mix, could they?

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