Fodder results were surprising

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrs. K, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    So I started doing the fodder out of wheat seed, and I take down a pan's worth every other day, but what is surprising to me is that I thought they would go nuts for the green part of it, and they do eat it, but what they go after is the sprouted root and seed.

    mrs K
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yep, I found that interesting too.
    They eat the seed and the green and leave the root mass behind.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    All the more reason to harvest at the sprout stage when the nutrient is maximized.
     

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