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

Great!

Fast shipping. Seeds have proved to be viable and quick growing. Very satisfied with purchase.

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Chicken forage

My chickens love this and so do I. So easy to grow and provide great eating for the flock. My chickens travel to a summer home every year and back from Wa. To Az. In the fall. Thus stuff grows anywhere.

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Hope to have happy chickens soon!

Students and I just planted about two pounds of this for a schoolyard chicken pasture. We've been watering it daily and started to see sprouts about five days after initial sowing. We are hoping this will increase the nutrition of our eggs and the happiness of our flock!

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Omega 3 chicken forage blend

This product has been great! I have grown this grass in trays in the greenhouse for my chickens. They love it!

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Great product

This forage blend is amazing! Comes in vibrant green like a magical fairy forest, and the chickens love it! We have to pasture them to let it grow back in since they will eat it all, and it is also not hearty enough to rake since it pulls it up by the roots, but we love it and it was a great solution to having a backyard area they could roam in. Love it so much

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