Lotsapaints: How do you sprout your grains? I have done my own sprouts in a glass jar with screen lid, but obviously that would not be enough for my chickens.
When I sprout grain I just add a few cans of oats (or grain) in a bucket and add *apple juice* to cover the oats.
After 3 or 4 days I drain and top there feed with it...
* Apple Juice* Raw or Organic is perfused.
I like apple juice better than plain water. Apple juice will add vitamin C and help with the sprouting/ fermenting process.
You may have to refill the bucket with apple juice after a day or two. Oats (grain) will soak a bit of it up...
If you like you could add a Vitamin mix like Rooster Booster Poultry Cell to the drained sprouted/ fermented mix at.
With the Rooster Booster you add 1 to 3 cc per bird per day.
Rooster Booster adds:
Menadione (Vitamin K-3)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6)
Thiamine (Vitamin B-1)
I don't want anymore ants than I already have wandering around looking for sweet stuff or the bees.....and I would be rinsing that expensive apple juice out a 5 gallon bucket of sprouts would be pretty stinky without a rinse and for me the idea is to not add Rooster Booster by sprouting I'm getting more good stuff......I don't like to supplement my show horses with extra either everyone is different. I want fresh wholesome local feed grown well then I don't need many supplements....