Cat Grass as Subsitute for Sprouts

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by VikingMom, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. VikingMom

    VikingMom In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hi Everyone,
    Newbie chicken owner. I have become rather addicted to this new hobby. Ask me a year ago if I would have had chickens and I would have looked at you funny and said, "No."

    I read on the list that sprouts, oat or wheat sprouts are a good source of greens for the chickens. Would "cat grass" be appropriate sprout grass? It is easy to get and grow. [​IMG]

    I also read that someone uses high quality bird seed as a scratch. Anyone else use this or have tried it?

    Viking Mom
  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I've heard about growing bird seed... but I have yet to try it. I do have cat grass as well and as far as I know it is just wheatgrass. I even have a cat "blend" which is wheatgrass, barley, and oats I think... I would think it would all be fine for the peeps.
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