Barley for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Aubrinator, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Aubrinator

    Aubrinator Out Of The Brooder

    My family has a friend who brews his own beer. He sometimes offers us barley to feed the chickens, and we've never turned it down. they appear to love it [​IMG] and all we have to do is pick it up and dry it, usually toasted in the oven until dried. I'm sure it's healthy for them. Does anyone else do this?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    When I was a kid we put barley through a grinder and fed it to the hens as mash. They loved it.

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