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Fodder Grains?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nicoliosis5, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Nicoliosis5

    Nicoliosis5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!
    We have a small flock of 6 barred rocks and I'm interested in growing fodder to supplement their layer feed for the winter. I'm wondering what is the best type of grain to grow into fodder for chickens?

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know what is "best". I prefer to grow my seeds to the sprout stage. I use a blend of barley, wheat, BOSS, toss in some lentils. Occasionally sprout some millet. This year, I will be experimenting with home grown red field corn. Have also sprouted a brassica mix that is intended to use for deer forage plots.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    My chickens hate wheat unless I sprout it. Then they go crazy for it! Mine get a bit of sprouted alfalfa after the quail have had their share. That's very high in protein.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Most food grade seeds can be sprouted. Barley seems to make the best fodder. BOSS works very fast. Oats don't do fodder well for some reason.
     
  5. Nicoliosis5

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    Thanks all!
     

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