winter grasses help!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by screaminchicken, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. screaminchicken

    screaminchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    What are some winter grasses I can plant for my hens? Low temperature right now is around 40degrees during the day and in the 20range at night
     
  2. jenifry

    jenifry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandma suggested buying some small bales of alfalfa hay for them in the winter, mine eat most of what I put out for them.
     
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  3. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think winter rye will sprout in that temp.
     
  4. screaminchicken

    screaminchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright I might try the winter rye! Thanks!!
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is too late to sow any new grass. Once you get a hard freeze, the grasses are done for the year.

    I second a small square of alfalfa. Try to find hay with a high percentage of leaves and fine stalks. It will provide endless entertainment and keep the yolks bright orange.
     
  6. screaminchicken

    screaminchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright thank you, im gonna go by farm supply store tomorrow! Thanks guys for the help
     

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