Growing Fodder for first time

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jomoncon, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently started sprouting barley seeds to use as supplemental greens for my chickens. So far, they just love it!

    I do have one question for those of you who are more experienced in sprouting. Do flies & other insects just seem to hang around a lot? When I first started, I was sprouting the barley outdoors in the shade. Lots & lots of flies hanging around. We had a few cool nights, so I brought the sprouts inside. Then I had some other small flying insect all over the place.

    Has anyone had this problem?
     
  2. BriardChickens

    BriardChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my area it's the time of the year where the big flies like to hang around and come into the house more so then any other time of the year. Yesterday I cough a few "drinking" the water from the seeds I was soaking that day.
     

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