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Peaceful Valley Omega-3 Chicken Forage Blend for Irrigated Land - Nitrocoated Seed
(lb)

Item Number: SPI800

$4.09/Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$4.09/Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

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Omega-3 fatty acids are an important component of a healthy diet. One way to get this substance in our food is to eat eggs from chickens raised on a diet that promotes the formation of Omega-3s right in the egg.

This blend is planted for chicken forage to achieve this high Omega-3 result. University studies show significantly higher Omega-3s in eggs from hens who can forage in pasture instead of just eating an industrial diet. Our mix has the alfalfa, clover, and flax that increase Omega-3s in eggs.

  • Application Rate: 2-3 pounds per 1,000 sq. ft. or 50 pounds per acre
  • Inoculant: None needed, is nitrocoated
  • Plant Height: 2-3'
  • Uses: Forage for chickens and other fowl.
  • Facts to Note: Contains Tetrelite intermediate ryegrass, Tetraploid perennial ryegrass, Common Flax, Buckwheat, Tetraploid annual ryegrass, Japanese Millet in Spring and Summer or Ryegrain in Fall and winter, Red clover (OMRI listed coating), Strawberry clover (OMRI listed coating), Alfalfa (OMRI listed coating), Ladino clover (OMRI listed coating), Broadleaf Trefoil (OMRI listed coating)

PLANTING: Plant annually after danger of frost has passed. Caution: Flax can form prussic acid when exposed to frost so do not graze horses on this mix. Keep moist until germination (5-10 days) and then water regularly, depending on your soil type.

SOWING IN SOIL: Keep your birds away from the newly seeded area or they will eat the seed before it has a chance to germinate. When the mix is 2-5" tall turn the chickens loose on the planted area until they have eaten the grasses about half way down.

SOWING IN FLATS: For chickens that stay in runs, plant some Forage Blend in a 17" square flat. Add soil, sow thickly, follow the growing instructions above, then place the flat in the chicken run and let them eat it all up.

Chicken foraging photos courtesy of Jayme Jenkins, Nest In Style blog (growing in a flat tray); and Bonnie Manion, Vintage Garden Gal blog (growing in a round shape inside a removable wire cylinder). Thanks to the bloggers and their hens.

NOTE to Certified Organic Growers: The legume seed in this mix is coated with Nitro-Coat Organic, an OMRI listed organic coating. This coating uses all organic ingredients: the proper rhizobacteria, a Calcium Carbonate coating that is naturally water absorbing to speed seed germination, and an OMRI listed organic adhesive.

Features

  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Sales Unit Lb Life Cycle Perennial
Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36" Planting Time Spring, Summer
Seed Variety Mix
Sales Unit Lb
Life Cycle Perennial
Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36"
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Seed Variety Mix

Planting & Care

PLANTING: Plant annually after danger of frost has passed. Caution: Flax can form prussic acid when exposed to frost so do not graze horses on this mix. Keep moist until germination (5-10 days) and then water regularly, depending on your soil type.

SOWING IN SOIL: Keep your birds away from the newly seeded area or they will eat the seed before it has a chance to germinate. When the mix is 2-5" tall turn the chickens loose on the planted area until they have eaten the grasses about half way down.

SOWING IN FLATS: For chickens that stay in runs, plant some Forage Blend in a 17" square flat. Add soil, sow thickly, follow the growing instructions above, then place the flat in the chicken run and let them eat it all up.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 6"W x 1.5"H

Reviews

My chickens and ducks love this!!!

I planted this blend last year along with an extra clover mix from here (and some grass seeds I had laying around). My chickens are in heaven with this mix. I'm making a larger garden area for my birdies this year because they can't seem to get enough. Great Seeds!

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Our eggs are fabulous

Our eggs now have yolks that are practically orange after we set our chickens loose in a field of this forage. And they taste wonderful!

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My Chickens Love This Stuff

Put out a flat in the coop to see how they would respond and at first they just liked walking on it. Then they discovered how great it tastes and they have mowed it to the ground.

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wonderful product! chickens love it!

I started using this product a couple years ago and I'm hooked! I plant the seeds in my chicken run and they eat it up! When they have mowed down the pasture In the run I will plant them flats of it to have on hand! I'm happy knowing how nutritious it is for them! It grows relatively fast and it's very affordable. I am a life long customer now! Thank you peaceful valley!

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Great product !

I planted a flat of this great blend and let it grow for two weeks, at that point it was full and about 3 inches tall. I \"served \" it to my hens and they devoured it! What a fun treat for the girls!

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