Ok yall...I decided today that I'd like to start fermenting and sprout for my chicks...ages 12.5 weeks, 9 weeks, and 5.5 weeks...I understand the process of both...BUT don't understand exactly what to start with... Fermenting: I just bought a bag (25lbs) of chick starter/grower (medicated) about a week ago...can I use that until it's gone and then switch to something better? What should I use after this bag is gone?? Sprouting: I just bought 60lbs of wild bird seeds...can I sprout these or just use them as winter treats (which is what I bought them for)? What should I be using for sprouting? and where can I get it? Extra Info: we are on the poor side and only have a small flock (4) currently...will be getting at least 2 more in the near future...so I need the cheapest way to make my money spread longer with the healthiest flock possible ALSO, what else should I be feeding? I'd like to get away from commercial anything and do homegrown...but I'm lost and have NO idea what to do or where to start...any and ALL advice appreciated!!