Hancock's Happy Hen Forage Mix is designed for those who love to spoil their flock of fowl! This healthy blend is designed to be planted easily, and for chickens to forage on and increase their intake of xanthophylls and omega 3. Hancock's Happy Hen Forage Mix will also draw in the proper insects that your chickens require to have a balanced diet. After all, chickens are both herbivores and omnivores by nature.
Backyard chicken keepers know that healthy chickens produce bright orange yolks as this is a sign of a happy and healthy hen. Start giving your chickens plenty of Hancock's greens, and you will start seeing this change in the yolks, and even a denser, harder eggshell. Orange yolks are a clear indication of a well-balanced and nutritious diet. Recent studies show chickens that free range or forage on proper elements produce eggs with higher levels of vitamin A, D and E, and more. You want to be feeding to your family these kind of eggs, and these kind of eggs come from Hancock hens.
Hancock’s Happy Hen is a blend of ryegrass, fescue, clover, millet, radish, buckwheat, peas and turnip. Mix is subject to change very slightly depending on seasonal availability of certain varieties.
All of our seed varieties are non-GMO and untreated in this mix. The clover is coated with an OMRI-listed organic coating.
Remove all old vegetation to prepare a clean seedbed by means of a rake or disc. Drag area to loosen and level any hard or uneven spots if necessary. Apply a slow-release starter fertilizer at the recommended rate of 250 lbs. per acre. Fertilize three times a year for best results.
Broadcast seed at recommended rate. Drag or roll lightly to cover the seed no more than 1/4 in. below surface. If you are overseeding an existing area, it is pertinent to mow existing grass low and incorporate seed 1/4 in. into soil for best results. Apply irrigation for approximately 30 minutes each evening until soil is damp, and germination has occurred. Irrigate newly-seeded areas every other day until the sprout reaches 6 in., then water recommended three times a week if needed.
Hancock's Happy Hen Forage mix is designed to be very low-maintenance and easy to establish. Please keep your chickens off of the newly planted seed until the plot has come up, and a decent stand is present. Hancock's Happy Hen is a blend of ryegrass, fescue, clover, millet, radish, buckwheat, peas and turnip. This mix is subject to slight change, depending on seasonal availability of certain seed varieties.