Alfalfa, like most grains and legumes has protective coatings made up of enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid that make the forage nearly indigestible to your birds. These protective devices are nature’s way of protecting the plant until maturity. This may be great for ensuring the survival of the plant, it is not so great for your flock or pocket book.
With dry alfalfa
The Chaffhaye process utilizes a cool lacto-fermenation to breakdown the phytic acid, and protective enzymes, essentially “unlocking” the nutrition in the forage and making every last bit available to your flock!
Before Fermentation Anti-nutrients block the digestive enzymes from reaching nutrients within plant
After Fermentation Protective layers are removed “opening up” the nutrition of the alfalfa
- Starts Them Off Right
Early access to semi-moist diets for day-old chicks stimulates gastrointestinal (GI) development and prevents dehydration
- Rapid Gut Development
Rapid GI tract development after hatch is essential for optimization of digestive function and underpins efficient growth and development as well as a full expression of the genetic potential for production traits
- Efficient Digestive Tracks
Benefits of moist feeding have been attributed to decreased viscosity of gut contents, greater development of the layer of villi in the digestive segments and reduced crypt cell proliferation
Use as a supplement.
Chickens, ducks, geese- feed 1-1.5 lbs per bird each week
Turkeys & Large Poultry- 2lbs per bird each week