Originally Posted by h2oratt
I was given some large buckets of wheat. It was someones food storage wheat. Is it ok to feed to my chickens? Do I just feed it like scratch. I.e. Don't give them to much. My mcmurray hatchery chicks are all laying now. I my old gals are laying about every other day. We are getting about 7 eggs a day. I am really pleased with my ornamental layers except that they like to fly. But if I had wings I would be trying to fly also. Their eggs are really nice. Thick shell and beautiful colors.
Not sure I need more layers. I prob should cull my old layers but I don't have the heart.
I sprout whole grain wheat, barley, oats, and a seed mix with sunflower seeds, millet, etc. I soak them overnight in a large Ball jar then rinse & drain them twice daily for 2 1/2 days. Then I scatter the sprouted seed all over my chooks foraging area. They LOVE them and foraging for them keeps them busy!