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 very easily for chickens to forage on and increase their intake of xanthophylls and omega 3. Backyard chicken keepers know that healthy chickens produce bright orange yolks as this is a sign of a happy and healthy hen. By giving your chickens plenty of “ Hancock’s greens” 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 highly 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 much more. Hens that produce this quality of eggs is what you want to be feeding to your family.
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.
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. Mix is subject to change very slightly depending on seasonal availability of certain varieties.
**All of our varieties are non-gmo and untreated in this mix. The clover is coated with an OMRI listed organic coating.**
Seed Rate: 5lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
Seed Depth: ¼ inch
Planting Time: Spring, Fall
Fertilizer: use a starter fertilizer such as 16-04-08