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Hi, I want to begin growing fodder and asked the guy at the feed store if he had any good barley, wheat, seed mixture good for Fodder. He gave me Purina Game Bird Chow, Growth and Plumage- has anyone ever mad fodder with this?
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Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! :D

Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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post #3 of 9

:welcome

 

I haven't tried to grow my fodder but by doing a quick search, it looks like a lot of members have. Type "growing fodder" in the Search box and you'll get back a lot of posts about it. The Search box is in the upper left part of each screen under the BYC logo.

 

You could also ask on the "feeding & watering your flock" forum:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock

 

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post #4 of 9
Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I too have never grown any but NorthFLChick has left you a great link to check out.
I hope you are able to find all the answers you need.

Good luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I have never made fodder so I can not help you with your questions.  Just wanted to say welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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post #8 of 9
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Thank you all for such warm welcomes. I have to say that the bag the feed store gave me only grew mold. So I have started fermenting that. Plan B is going well, I went to Whole Foods and bought a mix of barley, wheat, oat and rye seeds. I did exactly what I did w plan A and I have started my Fodder! I have little baby sprouts within 24 hours! Yay.

Thanks NorthFLChick for the link, great read.
post #9 of 9
As you have found out unless you have a well stocked feed mill locally getting seeds at a reasonable cost is the biggest issue...

I finally just gave up as I could not find a viable an consistent source of seeds in my area unless I purchased by the ton...

You really want the fast growing grains like wheat and barley, but some people have had success with wild bird feed mixes...
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