anybody raise sprouts to feed the chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Delmar, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:If you have a pilot light on your kitchen stove, set them on your stove. It might be enough to make a difference...
     
  2. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    Quote:If you have a pilot light on your kitchen stove, set them on your stove. It might be enough to make a difference...

    I do have a gas stove but it has an electric start. My oven goes as low as 100 degrees. I let my bread rise in there in the winter. Would that be too high?
     
  3. Delmar

    Delmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Just a few of the beans are starting to sprout. Shouldn't be long now.
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:If you have a pilot light on your kitchen stove, set them on your stove. It might be enough to make a difference...

    I do have a gas stove but it has an electric start. My oven goes as low as 100 degrees. I let my bread rise in there in the winter. Would that be too high?

    I think 100 is a little too high. I think of room temp as about 65 to 80. I've never tried this, but what about your hot water heater; does it have a pilot light? Sitting it on there might work.
     
  5. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Quote:BOSS?

    Black Oil Sunflower Seed. I said the same thing at 1st [​IMG]

    Jen
     
  6. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 20, 2010
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    Quote:I do have a gas stove but it has an electric start. My oven goes as low as 100 degrees. I let my bread rise in there in the winter. Would that be too high?

    I think 100 is a little too high. I think of room temp as about 65 to 80. I've never tried this, but what about your hot water heater; does it have a pilot light? Sitting it on there might work.

    Hot water heater does have a pilot light!! I think I 'll try that. thanks!
     
  7. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    What a great idea! I'm going to start sprouting! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Jen
     
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:and just where do I find soft red wheat?

    I would like to give this a try.
     
  9. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:and just where do I find soft red wheat?

    I would like to give this a try.

    If you have a Whole Foods or other similar store with 'bulk' bins, they'll probably have it. If not, you can order it at:
    http://www.sproutpeople.com/
    They have lots of sprouting supplies, seeds, grains, and tons of information.
     
  10. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just started some pearl barley that i got from the grocery store.. it was with the dried beans and rice. Didn't know if it would sprout or not...but it did! [​IMG] Another day or so and it should be good to go. For those of you looking for a warm place.... Use your oven with ONLY the oven light turned on..no heat, just the light.. it warms it right up just like a light bulb over a brooder box. I let my bread rise in my oven with just the light turned on and that works well too.
     
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