What do grass fed chickens eat in February?


These hens get pretty good rations, but they still look at us questioningly, asking where the green grass and bugs are. We are soaking chopped alfalfa cubes, tossing them field corn ears from the Ithaca Sound Maze, cutting open acorn squash, $5/box apples, $2/head giant cabbages, sunflower seeds, trays of sprouted oat grass, hay. all this in addition to offering the organic laying mash from Lakeview Organic. Their black feathers absorb the sun when it comes out, and they hold up one foot and then the other. Jasper noticed that they look pretty fluffy, and the eggs under hens in the laying boxes come out warm to the touch. Egg production has increased since the recent full moon…the brightest full moon of the year


4 Responses to “What do grass fed chickens eat in February?”

  1. Will McMillan Says:

    I live being able to click on the photos and see the images in a larger view. Very fluffy chickens who are eating a fascinating diet…

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  3. John Dennis Says:

    Great post with some great photos. I’d like to know where you source the alfalfa pellets as I have my own hens.

  4. Christianne Says:

    Cool, It’s great to get a comment…I’ve let the blog go fallow but you’ve re-inspired me to write again. WE buy the cubes of alfalfa at Agway, pour them into a horse bucket, add warm water, let it soak for at least 1/2 hr and then feed to chickens

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