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Old 06-10-2018, 03:06 AM United States
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Default How long do alfalfa cubes stay good?

We bought a huge batch of alfalfa cubes about a year and a half ago. We have fed them somewhat sparingly, so we still have some from that batch. Is there a point where the alfalfa cubes are so old we shouldn’t be giving them to our chins?
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:27 PM Canada
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Just like hay they are good until they go stale or moldy. Just check them over to make sure they still smell good and not moldy or dusty smelling. I think cubes actually last longer they loose because it's compressed. Pretty much the chins will tell you before you even notice when they are no good, they will stop eating them. I bought a big bag of alfalfa hay cubes from the feed store over a year ago (it was only about $10 so I didn't realize how huge the bag was until my husband brought it home, lol), I just keep them in a bin and the chins are still happily munching on them when I give them some.
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Old 06-10-2018, 07:12 PM United States
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Thanks Amethyst!
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