Growing grain to feed Chickens

Chicken03

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Mar 20, 2009
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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?
 

cw

Songster
11 Years
Jan 11, 2009
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i guess it depends on how much land u have and what equipment u have access to
 

Bear Foot Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
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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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