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.
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.
Plant at 50 pounds per acre or 2-3 pounds per 1,000 sq. ft. Keep moist until germination and then water regularly, depending on your soil type. 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. Or plant some in a 17" square flat for the chickens and let them chow it all down. Add soil, sow thickly, follow the growing instructions above, then place the flat in the chicken run.
Tetrelite intermediate ryegrass
Tetraploid perennial ryegrass
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Red clover, OMRI approv. coating
Strawberry clover, OMRI coat
Alfalfa, OMRI coat
Ladino clover OMRI coat
Broadleaf Trefoil OMRI coat
NOTE to Certified Organic Growers: This seed is coated with Nitro-Coat Organic, and is OMRI listed. 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.
Chicken foraging photo courtesy of Jayme Jenkins, Nest In Style blog
Item Model Number:
8 x 6 x 1.5 inches.
Product Use Instructions:
PVFS Omega-3 Chicken Forage Blend - Irrigated - Nitrocoated Seed (lb) Instructions - 180kb
PVFS Omega-3 Chicken Forage Blend - Irrigated - Nitrocoated Seed (lb) Label - 3mb
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