Originally Posted by RentaPig311
Wow...Talk about a massive thread! I hate to be that guy but I simply don't have the time to read all 256 pages on this thread. I wish I did though as there seems to be a lot of great ideas. I've read the first few pages and the last few pages and think I have most of this figured out enough to give it a whirl. Still I would highly encourage one of you in the know people to consolidate this into an article. This should definitely be a featured article in the learning center.
I'm having some problems figuring out what seeds to use and what to avoid. Is there any quick input out there as to what is more/less nutritious for the flock?
So far I've seen:
Black oil sunflower seed (BOSS)
I'd like to try a mix of these. The next question is where to get them? In our local tractor supply I see a ton of feed but I'm not sure what will sprout. I went to the homebrew store and was fold all the grains were already malted and would no sprout. My only search results for BOSS has been Wild bird seed. Any suggestions?
I didn't really want to seem like I was "jumping" on you for asking this kind of question, but yeah ... I really AM.
When you went to school, the teachers taught you to read, then added a little math into your education, then you probably went on to high school and maybe college. Now, after ALL that education, think back to your first year(s) of schooling. Why do you suppose they didn't start you in the first grade with calculus, or medicine if you wanted to be a doctor when you grow up?
You start with baby steps.
OK, some one mentioned barley, and someone talked about BOSS, and you picked up on that, but how will you grow it, and WHY is it better than some other seed?
See where I am going with this? YES, it is a L-O-N-G thread, but there is SO MUCH to learn that you can't just ask a simple question and expect to understand the answer.
PLEASE ... READ what others (including myself) have said in the past in this thread, and you will not only find your questions answered, and reasons for what we say, but examples of WHY the answers are what they are.
And along the way ... you'll be EDUCATED. See how that works?
OK, I'll step down off this apple crate now, it IS getting a little wobbly anyway.