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Feeding Alfalfa Pellets #2794539 11/29/11 09:56 PM
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Has anybody ever ran alfalfa pellets through there feeder? Did it bring in anymore deer?



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Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: Bar G] #2794978 11/29/11 11:54 PM
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I tried it a few years ago and had to quit. The pellets were too dry and the deer looked as if they were choking when they ate them.


Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: don k] #2794987 11/29/11 11:57 PM
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Used them in a self feeder but for some reason either we got a bad batch or the deer quit liking it because they just quit touching it. Now they love protein pellets all the time, of course they would though, they cost more. hammer


Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: grout-scout] #2795458 11/30/11 02:17 AM
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I mixed half and half with corn so we will see what happens i figured the alfalfa would be better for them and since corn is about the same price i would try both. i hopr to feed year round this year so hopefully it will pay off feeding something other than just straight corn.



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Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: grout-scout] #2795658 11/30/11 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
Used them in a self feeder but for some reason either we got a bad batch or the deer quit liking it because they just quit touching it. Now they love protein pellets all the time, of course they would though, they cost more. hammer


My FIL said they switched from protein pellets to goat feed. Supposedly has the same protein content at half the price.


Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: Enter Standman] #2795899 11/30/11 04:08 AM
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Moisture will cause pellitized grain to swell. It can stop up your feeder



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Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: furdown] #2795945 11/30/11 04:21 AM
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I put out some of the big ones and the deer never touched them at all.


Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: Lonestar1955] #2802617 12/02/11 03:50 AM
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It seems to me that feeding pellets formulated for a deer's nutritional needs is a better idea?



Re: Feeding Alfalfa Pellets [Re: aeb] #2802756 12/02/11 04:48 AM
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The best thing for deer would be to feed a pellet like acco's antler plus or ful-o-pep's hill country 20. Alfalfa hay is also a good choice deer love it. They will provide much better nutritional balance than corn and alfalfa pellets. I wouldnt feed goat feed to deer, two different animals and each animal has different mineral and nutritional requiremnts. I think deer can handle larger dose of copper than sheep and goats and I am sure that there are several things that can go the other way.


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