Grow Your Own Fresh Greens All Year.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rebbetzin, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Since I live in the desert, the summer months are pretty barren here as far as nice greens go.

    So, I grow many different types of "sprouts" for my girls.

    This is Wheat Grass, it takes about 3 to 4 days to get this big

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    Then I put it in the Suet Feeders.

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    The girls LOVE to have sprouts of any kind! I try to give greens at least once a day.

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    And fresh greens every day give the eggs wonderful dark orange yolks

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  2. AlaskaGrownEggs

    AlaskaGrownEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    That is good to know. I will do that! So are you saying that the greens help their productivity?
     
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Quality, yes... quanity, no
     
  4. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    yay great idea - does the jar top have holes in it?
     
  5. Terrie Mac

    Terrie Mac Out Of The Brooder

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    Love that idea - and I will do it- thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Wow, I love that idea! It looks great [​IMG]
    Occasionally we let our chooks out to free range in the veggie patch... they always tear down my dad's hard gardening work but it's good for 'em I guess [​IMG]
     
  7. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Quote:There are special lids you can get at most "Health Food" type stores that are for making sprouts in canning jars.

    But, you could just use a scrap of cheese cloth or any open weave fabric with the outer ring to hold it in place or even a rubberband would keep it in place on the jar.

    Here is a link to the sprouting jar lids.

    http://www.handypantry.com/product/SL-5?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CSE&utm_campaign=Base

    Here is what it looks like.

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    I have seen them with different size holes for different sizes of seeds.
     
  8. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sprouts are the only "treat" my chicks gobble up every ay without fail!! They absolutely LOVE them. They even turn their nose up at meal worms, but sprouts makes them [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is wheat grass just sprouted from wheatberries? I hope so I have tons of wheatberries
     
  10. mpare

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    Thanks for the idea about the suet feeders! That will be much better than just throwing the sprouts in the muddy run, which I have been doing.
     

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