Growing grain to feed Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken03, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Western Pa
    What types of grain can you grow to feed chickens? How much would you have to grow to have a decent supply? Would it even be worth the effort to grow your own grain?
  2. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i guess it depends on how much land u have and what equipment u have access to
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    What types of grain can you grow to feed chickens?

    Chickens arent picky, so anything would work.

    The easiest to harvest by hand is corn and sunflowers

    If you have more than just a few chickens, you'd need specialized equipment to harvest enough to be of use.

    It's often cheaper to simply find a farmer to buy from directly

    You could also plant about half an acre with a bag or two of cheap birdseed (WITHOUT cracked corn or rice), and let the birds harvest it themselves​

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