fodder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by myfarm4579, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chirping

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    I started growing some barley fodder for the chickens. What is the average amount of days most let it grow before feeding?
     
  2. fleedo

    fleedo In the Brooder

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    7-9
     
  3. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chirping

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    Has anyone tried growing rye fodder? A local farmer has a 50lbs bag for$9.00
     
  4. fleedo

    fleedo In the Brooder

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    i have not i use wheat if it sprouts well it should work well

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  5. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chirping

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    Ok thanks. I will give it a try
     
  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    We grow a mixture of barley and wheat fodder in the winter. I only let it get about 3 - 4 inches tall. The birds seem to like it better before it gets too tall.
     
  7. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chirping

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    Ok thanks. Very helpful:)
     
  8. mak1

    mak1 Chirping

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    has anyone grown corn fodder
     

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