Will Feeding Alfalfa Make Chix Better Garden Fert'ers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by amiachicknorwat, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. amiachicknorwat

    amiachicknorwat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2015
    Makes sense to me. We just got alfalfa pellets with the proviso they be introduced slowly so not to upset in digestive system. It should enrich both the chickens and their droppings. We're also gonna sprout alfalfa for our own consumption and to grow out in our garden, sharing indirectly with the chickens. Is this all around good? Yes we vary their diet: black oil sunflower seeds in a ferment made daily, plus kitchen scraps and suet, some etc (regular layer pellet feed)...
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Flock Master

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Chicken gumdrops are very potent fertilizers. May cause burning of plants if too much applied. ( too highly concentrated) Best when added to compost for a natural batch.
    Let us know how your experimenting with alfalfa pellets works out. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by