So, I have been lurking around here awhile and finally decided to make my first post. I am having an issue with my wonderful little chickens not eating fodder, like, not at ALL. I am new to the fodder game and I decided that it would be such a simple thing to do for them and me. I am using wheat since I am unable to get barley and I have recently (2 days ago) started some oats. When I put the fodder out they just walk over to it and walk away. I tried giving some to my horse and it did the same thing. I have an unused shower in my mudroom so I converted that into my fodder station. Here is what I do, any advice on what I may be doing wrong would be great. I have plastic shelving that fits perfectly in the shower. It didn't have holes, so I made drainage holes in it so the water flows thru. I rinse the wheat and soak it for 24 hours in well water (thats all we have), drain, rinse and place in slotted trays and place in the shower. I have an automatic water that waters it 2 times a day. I love it in the shower because it does all the work for me. When the wheat got to about 3-4 inches tall, maybe taller, I tried to feed it. At first I was placing the seed depth about an inch, since then I have not added as much. I have noticed that there is a funny smell from it that I just can't place. I haven't noticed any mold at all, but it was very damp. Almost like it wasn't draining well enough because the roots were really, really thick. Any ideas would be appreciated!