corn for fodder.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FarmalI, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use corn for fodder?
     
  2. fintuckyfarms

    fintuckyfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well usually barley or wheat is the most common fodder but if it sprouts you should be able to grow it as fodder. It may require a longer soak time because it is such a large seed. I say go for it! Start with a small amount maybe 1/2 cup and soak for 12 hours. You should to start to see something emerge from the seed 8 to 12 hours after you remove the seeds from the soak. If you don't see anything try soaking another batch for a longer period.
    Let me know how it works out for you.
     
  3. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, and then how much and how often do I water it, or does the seed soak up enough water to sustain itself?
     
  4. fintuckyfarms

    fintuckyfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to rinse it twice a day with cool not cold water, just plain water. Sprouts do not need fertilizer. I put mine in the sink and fill the container then let it drain through several small holes I drilled in one end of the container. If I am running late I sometimes just mist them with a spray bottle but only once a day. They need the film rinsed off that is created with the sprouting process or you will get fungus or mold. I will add a few Picts later tonight. I've had so many questions I am making a PowerPoint and will post it on my FB page tonight or tomorrow. fintucky farms future homestead or Tri-city hydroponic gardeners.
     
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  5. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok,thanks alot.
     
  6. fintuckyfarms

    fintuckyfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not gonna get it done tonight but soon. I have a sick chick and my dog has surgery in the morning.
     
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    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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