barley fodder pros and cons??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by zachbelle, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. zachbelle

    zachbelle Out Of The Brooder

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    i just learned about growing and feeding fodder for livestock. im very intrigued and have been researching online all night! i have chickens ducks rabbits and dairy goats and from what im seeing i can feed it to all my animals which is great! and from what im reading a fifty pound bag of barley can turn into 300 pounds of fodder!! any thoughts on this? pros cons? anyone here try it does it really stretch the dollar that far?
     
  2. mpguay

    mpguay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would you do it?
     
  3. zachbelle

    zachbelle Out Of The Brooder

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    the systems to grow it are fairly simple to make yourself. there are several tutorials obline and i already have all the supplies on hand except barley. im wondering nutritionally would this be the best option?
     
  4. mpguay

    mpguay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just posted a How-to on sprouting and I think the end result is similar. you greatly expand the food source and increase the nutrition.
     
  5. zachbelle

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    have your animals done well on it? do you feed just the sprouts or suppliment with grain?
     

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