I purchased whole oats from my local elevator, chickens love them. So I tried sprouting them in a mason jar on its side on the window sill, no luck (maybe too cold?). Thought sprouts would be a great winter pick-me-up for the girls. Anybody sprouting oats successfully?
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Here is a thread w/ lots of great ideas
- Heavenly Grains for Hens
here's a how-to on sprouting oats I found
Sorry I don't have experience actually doing this.
I am assuming that your oats still have the hull. This article mentions the hull must be there to sprout. (When I purchase whole oats the hull is still there.)
Edited by ChickensAreSweet - 12/7/11 at 8:12pm
I forget which post is mine, but I posted the pics of the burlap sac method I use, it works very well. I am sprouting oats for 20 chickens, if you are sprouting oats in a mason jar I'm assuming you are sprouting for significantly less. You could modify the process w/ a smaller sac, the thought behind it is to keep the oats moist but not soaking wet.