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Poultry pasture seed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by new chick 203, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    That actually looks pretty good.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It looks like a nice mix. [​IMG]

    I've never used it, but I would of course recommend anything like that. I myself got quite a few mixes to seed my pastures with, then threw out extras like Oats, Flax, and the sort. Hopefully I'll be successful with Amaranth and Quinoa, but I think our excessive rains will beat it every time unless we miraculously get another drought.
     
  4. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use it. It's good. The chickens seem to love it, but then again, what don't they? LOL I got it too late to really get a good start on the pasture last year, but I've been using some to make sprouts this winter. It's working well.
     
  5. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    How long do you let it grow after sprouting before letting the chickens have at it? I'm getting ready to order some to seed our side yard.
     
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    1shelby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a great blend! Roots are deep -so chickens can't dig up 'completely'.I've used this for about 3years.The trick is to sow and cover with shade cloth until it starts,then maybe use chicken wire on a frame to keep the chickens from making holes and swales.I think my eggs have more omega 3 because of this seed sowing.Looks like an herbal meadow![​IMG]
     
  7. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! We had been letting this area go to meadow bit by bit over the past 5 years, but now that we have the girls we really need to re-seed so it may as well be the stuff that is good for them. Maybe this will keep them happy enough that they don't spend too much time in the parts of the garden that are less "chicken friendly".
     
  8. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on seeding half the area in the spring and keeping the chickens on the other half long enough for it to grow out nice and long. Then move them over and seed the other part. With days out of the pasture area completely and in the rest of the yard. I hope...
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I tried to order some of this last night, but I couldn't get checked out. Part way through the process, it just stopped loading. Today I can't even get into the shopping cart. I e-mailed them this morning, to try to find out what the problem is. I ordered a bunch of other stuff, or at least I tried to, so I hope it's just a temporary problem.
     
  10. EssexGirl

    EssexGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I placed an order last week after seeing this thread ... or thought I did ... then I couldn't find any confirmation emails. I called and left a message yesterday and they rang back first thing this morning to say yes, they did get the order (good job I didn't put it in again!) but they have been busy and also last week their email confirmation system wasn't working [​IMG] so if you are having problems, that could be why.
     

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