Growing Fodder

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by seswitz10, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. seswitz10

    seswitz10 New Egg

    Oct 3, 2015
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Hi, I want to begin growing fodder and asked the guy at the feed store if he had any good barley, wheat, seed mixture good for Fodder. He gave me Purina Game Bird Chow, Growth and Plumage- has anyone ever mad fodder with this?
  2. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    South Carolina USA
    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
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  3. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I haven't tried to grow my fodder but by doing a quick search, it looks like a lot of members have. Type "growing fodder" in the Search box and you'll get back a lot of posts about it. The Search box is in the upper left part of each screen under the BYC logo.

    You could also ask on the "feeding & watering your flock" forum:

    Good luck and thanks for joining us!
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm afraid I too have never grown any but NorthFLChick has left you a great link to check out.
    I hope you are able to find all the answers you need.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    I have never made fodder so I can not help you with your questions. Just wanted to say welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. seswitz10

    seswitz10 New Egg

    Oct 3, 2015
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Thank you all for such warm welcomes. I have to say that the bag the feed store gave me only grew mold. So I have started fermenting that. Plan B is going well, I went to Whole Foods and bought a mix of barley, wheat, oat and rye seeds. I did exactly what I did w plan A and I have started my Fodder! I have little baby sprouts within 24 hours! Yay.

    Thanks NorthFLChick for the link, great read.
  9. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    As you have found out unless you have a well stocked feed mill locally getting seeds at a reasonable cost is the biggest issue...

    I finally just gave up as I could not find a viable an consistent source of seeds in my area unless I purchased by the ton...

    You really want the fast growing grains like wheat and barley, but some people have had success with wild bird feed mixes...

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