I actually wanted to do field peas but they seemed a bit large? Would a mixture of lentils and BOSS be better than just straight alfalfa?Lots of alfalfa, try to add some black oil sunflower seeds - and if you can, try field peas (unless you consider that legume to be a grain, and don't want to feed it, but it's not too different from alfalfa).
Just trying to make sure, this ratio works for any unit? If I feed 2 lbs. of alfalfa, I'd feed a lb. of field peas, right?The total feed should have 2:1 calciumphoshorus ratio.
I balance alfalfa (high in calcium) with grain (high is phosphorus).
I just looked up field peas. They are high in phosphorus. You're good!
To be exact you would look up the calcium/phosphorus ratio for each and go from there.Just trying to make sure, this ratio works for any unit? If I feed 2 lbs. of alfalfa, I'd feed a lb. of field peas, right?
Right now I'm thinking buckwheat, I read it has 12% protein in it. Pearson square says 5 parts buckwheat to 1 part field peas for a 14% mix.What are you feeding to lower the protein? Field peas are 24% and alfalfa is also pretty high.
You want to average about 14% protein or you're going to burn your does out really fast.
Now I'm interested!Have you ever looked at tree hay? You only plant it once and harvest for about 200 years.