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

Improves Egg Quality and Chickens Love It!

Brand: Peaceful Valley    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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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 intermediate ryegrass, Tetraploid perennial ryegrass, common Flax, Buckwheat, Tetraploid annual ryegrass, Ryegrain, Japanese Millet, 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: All our cover crop seed is untreated, non-GMO seed. 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

Life Cycle Annual Plant Height Mid-height, 13-36"
Planting Time Spring, Summer Seed Variety Mix
Life Cycle Annual
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

Great stuff

Sprouts really quickly (2-4 days), grows well, looks really pretty at all growth stages.
We have 25 chickens on our farm and they love this stuff. We have 2 pastures for them, one "large" and one tiny, that we rotate between. If we let them out before the forage has had time to get well establish they can mow it down to dirt in less than a week.
I finally convinced everyone to wait a few weeks longer before letting them out and the pasture has lasted 2 months. They've eaten the shady side of the pasture down to the dirt but the sunny side is still green and growing. Not every variety has lasted (buckwheat was gone early) but the heartier stuff is still looking pretty lush.

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Well sprouting seeds

I planted these seeds in trays last week, so I cannot speak to how well the chickens like them yet. I will say that it's a large package of seed and that they germinated and sprouted very well. I can't wait for the plants to grow larger so I can feed these to my girls.

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Love this !

I am so pleased to have this available to buy. I have just planted my first large patch of this and it is sprouting like crazy. Wholesome goodness for my hens ! Thank you.

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First time purchase

Relatively new to raising chickens and I wanted some natural feed to grow for them. I still have the area fenced off to let the forage get some height before I unleash my lil piggies. I should have ordered more. It didn't grow every where I spread. But the patch that is growing is quite thick. I'm happy. Will purchase again in the future

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My Chickens Love It

My first order I only bought 1 lb. and planted it, in waves, in containers for my chickens. They loved it so much, I couldn't keep up! My next order was for 2 lbs. and I have planted it in an area at the back of my yard. It is driving them nuts waiting for it to get mature enough to let them at it.

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