anybody raise sprouts to feed the chickens?

Delmar

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9 Years
Nov 26, 2010
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Indiana, a dozen miles from MI
My chickens love when I move the tractor to a new patch of ground. I was amazed at how much grass they eat and how much they seem to love it, but the grass is officially gone for this year. I was thinking they my enjoy it if I started sprouts.
 

zoe88

Hatching
9 Years
Nov 29, 2010
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I sprout bird seed for my girls and they love it. I have 3 glass jars going at once so I have a steady supply for them.
 

zoe88

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9 Years
Nov 29, 2010
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I have no idea about flower seeds but would think they would be fine. Anyone else know?
 

Pet Duck Boy

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10 Years
Dec 12, 2009
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Orlando, FL
Quote:Black Oil Sunflower Seed is an ideal treat high in protein and oil for their feathers. They eat them whole, and it's just fine as long as they have access to bare ground or grit. Striped sunflower is larger, slightly harder to digest, lower in oil, but is higher in protein.
 
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Cluckn Crazy

Songster
9 Years
Aug 25, 2010
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Peterborough, Ontario
I wasn't entirely happy with the food available at our feed mill so I began to supplement. I started sprouting a few weeks ago. I'm hooked! Its a super food, and dirt cheap. So far I've tried wheat kernals, whole green peas, and adzuki beans. I've got a pantry full of dried foods I'd like to try. I have 2-3 jars going, covered with cheesecloth and an elastic band. Chickens love them - they are excited by their little roots (suppose they look bug like?). I would like to see the family use them as well
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Tip: remember to rinse a couple times a day otherwise they don't stay fresh.
 

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