Growing fodder for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pawtraitart, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. UrbanMamaHen

    UrbanMamaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I can see myself doing fermented feed next. Does fermented feed really reduce the stinkiness level of the poop?
     
  2. Sunflowergirl

    Sunflowergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fuzziecreatures, earlier in the fall, when it was warmer for me, I had some problems with mold in the older trays. When they had a good root mat, I started taking them out of the tray and setting them on a tub lid so they could "dry out" a bit better on the edges.
     
  3. UrbanMamaHen

    UrbanMamaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that fodder older than six days tend to get moldy. I now try to use mine no later than six days old
     
  4. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have those of you thinking about meal worms looked into Black Soldier Fly Larvae? They are my "dream come true" for producing something crawly for the birds. I find them better than crickets, worms and meal worms, look them up. They are self-harvesting, feed off of scraps and the manure and are self-propagating, too. Almost too good to be true!
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Ok, wow! After switched to a different method I am seeing little tails on day 2 of my wheat berries! It took me 6 days last time!
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Ive got more boss on day 5 but my wheat came !!!!! Si im starting some as I have an empty tray! :D
     
  7. UrbanMamaHen

    UrbanMamaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this is the wheat from walmart, make sure you open with care. A friend of mine almost lost a fingernail prying the sealed lid open.
     
  8. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I almost lost all my fingernails trying to open it! :lol:
     
  9. SarahMelisse

    SarahMelisse Out Of The Brooder

    How much 7-9 day fodder are you all feeding per adult laying hen? I'm just looking for an estimate so I know what to aim for.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  10. UrbanMamaHen

    UrbanMamaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, but I laughed out loud after reading your post. I gave up trying (because I wanted to keep my fingernails) and asked DH to open it. He got a screwdriver and pried it off.
     

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