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Fodder Seed?

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Does anyone grow fodder for their hens? Is this common? Do they like it? Is it okay for them? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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I grow Sunflower microgreens for my birds & myself.

 

 

 

edit: the smoothie ingredients include Pea Shoots, not Sunflowers.

You can find whole peas at an ethnic grocery store.

Peas work best when the weather is cool. Sunflowers love it hot.

People usually buy organic seed but I use the big $18 bags of Black Oil Sunflower seeds sold as birdseed.


Edited by Ra_ - 4/30/16 at 5:56pm
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Thank you so much!
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I am growing a mix of barley, wheat, rye, black oil sunflower, and some red clover seed. They love it! I do chop the fodder a bit for my younger ones-I have some 11 wk old pullets and some even younger at about 5 wks and they all get special treatment. 

Daughter of the King!

Enjoying life with my sweet family and 3 English Shepherds, 1 American Eskimo, 2 cats,

5 BR, 2 BSL, 4 Production Red pullets, 2 BO pullets,  2 Speckled Sussex, 7 Wyandotte chicks!

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Daughter of the King!

Enjoying life with my sweet family and 3 English Shepherds, 1 American Eskimo, 2 cats,

5 BR, 2 BSL, 4 Production Red pullets, 2 BO pullets,  2 Speckled Sussex, 7 Wyandotte chicks!

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I just found this idea for growing fodder that I'm going to try.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPu9lBYWgTg   

My girls names are: Celestia, Nightmare Moon, Torchic and we lost Alucard. That's right they are from My Little Pony, Pokeman, and Hellsing.
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My girls names are: Celestia, Nightmare Moon, Torchic and we lost Alucard. That's right they are from My Little Pony, Pokeman, and Hellsing.
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