I've recently gotten alfalfa cubes for both my mares, a 6 year old and a 6 month old. I've been soaking them for a couple hours before I take them out there in the evenings as kind of an "extra" on top of what the boarding barn is feeding them. Makes a nice mush and they really seem to enjoy it. =)
My question is, is alfalfa safe for youngsters? I haven't found anything to indicate otherwise, and she doesn't seem to be having any reactions or anything to it... Just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something that was going to bite me in the rear later on! I have a 3 qt. scoop and the baby gets 1/2 scoop of the cubes (before soaking) and the mare gets 1 scoop.
Perfectly fine so long as you are keeping a balanced ration. I can't imagine 1 1/2 qts of pellets once per day throwing it out of whack unless it's already on the verge of being unbalanced. Or the hay used for the pellets is super dairy quality but that's highly unlikely.
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