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

$3.99/Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$3.99/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 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

A must have!

I love this forage blend it is coming in so nicely in my run. I also have used it as a fodder. Both my chickens and quail enjoy this mix.

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Very good pasture crop

I've planted this in rotating pens, and it has grown super easy in our Montana weather. First try I let it grow for about a month, and the hens not only loved eating it but also enjoyed hiding in it! Been very pleased with the results.

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grows well

This pasture seed mix grows well in Vista, Ca. If we let it get well established it can hold up for a few weeks. If we don't wait long enough it gets mowed down quickly. The chickens like it.

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Great product.

Growing this seed in flats to supplement my chicken's diet. Grows fast and the girls love it! I will be purchasing this again. Very easy to grow and improves the nutritional quality of their eggs.

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My Chickens Can't Get Enough

I started with planting this stuff in planters that I would give to my chickens letting them mow it down to a certain height and take it back to let it grow out again. I finally planted a 14x14 ft area. I used bird netting to keep them out. I removed the netting a couple of days before I was going to let them have it. They went over the fence an hour after I removed the netting- two days before I was going to open the gate. They had been watching that grass grow, waiting for their chance at it.

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