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Feeding grass/types of grass

Post Number:#1  Unread postby CanineWild » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:03 pm


So I have a fair grasp on local plants and what I can feed my rabbits when I hopefully get them next year- I want to feed as much foraged stuff as possible along with a bit of pellets and hay.

Wild grasses though- I assume they can eat pretty much any variety? Are some worse or better, and is it as good for them as the various other plants I'd find? If I'm feeding hay, would it be more worth it to get a variety of non-grass plants, or would the fact that I'd be collecting different grasses make it worth it?

I'm talking stuff I'd go and cut handfuls of myself in the unkempt areas rather than buy as a bale, which around here would probably be an alfalfa blend.

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Re: Feeding grass/types of grass

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:42 pm


I have successfuly fed a lot of "forraged feed", most grass varieties are OK,
but feeding some varieties ,and expecially after a frost can be a problem.[like Johnsongrass]
I have avoided problems by feeding several "safe things" at a time.
Rabbits will stop eating a plant if it is a problem, as long as they have other choices.
meat-mutt rabbits, a few laying hens.

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Re: Feeding grass/types of grass

Post Number:#3  Unread postby CanineWild » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:43 pm


That sounds like a good rule of thumb- will certainly keep that in mind! Hopefully I can make some positive identifications next growing season so I can look them up more definitively. I have a rough idea what's out there, but i find grasses tough to ID ;P

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