Growin fodder in shade?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sfgwife, May 31, 2017.

  1. sfgwife

    sfgwife Crowing

    May 19, 2017
    North Cakalaki
    We are workin on the coop amd run. Want to add a fodder box in the run that is screened on top so when it grows up the girls will eat it but not be able scratch it all away. Their run is in mostly shade.... any ideas of good growin things for the box?
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Mine are having a ball with plain shelled corn planted. The wire over it is 1"x1" 14 gauge so they can walk on it easy. The boxes are 4ftx4ft x 5 1/2". I was setting there watching them today----kinda made me think of bee's working a hive. Mine does get some sun during the day. Millet is good for hot weather planting but I am not sure about growing in the shade.
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