Growing your own Sprouts 101

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kalaim, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. kalaim

    kalaim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    Is there a simple and easy way to explain how to grow your own sprouts?

    The websites I am finding all our seed companies that sell kits to grow your own, along with their seeds.

    Isn't there some way to do it without buying an expensive kit?

    Thanks for any info! [​IMG]
  2. onebuggirl

    onebuggirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2008
    Yes you can use a canning jar and rinse the seeds like everyday. Google the jar method.
  3. kalaim

    kalaim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  4. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    We used to just use the jar method and put them in a dark cupboard first, then transfer to the kitchen sink window...very easy!
  5. PAJerry

    PAJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2008
    Waterford, PA
    I am sprouting a combination of wheat and BOSS daily for my hens. My routine is to soak the seeds for 12-15 hours in cool water, then drain and rinse them. I then place them into containers with very small holes in the bottom (cut off milk jugs work just fine). The seeds are rinsed once a day and are ready to go in 3 days. I do these daily and it takes but a few minutes. I am doing these in my basement, which is cool and pretty dark. The nutritional benefits are great for a minimal cost.
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I don't want to put "LOL" and look rude, but I did laugh when I read this. What some of you women do for your chickens... Never mind.
    Then again, ...
    Can you women say SPOILED?
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    Some people say that feeding anything more than cracked corn to a chicken is spoiling it. I guess it just depends on your attitudes about nutrition.

    I think most people have a tendency to gauge the care that people give to their animals and even their children, by their own standards. If a person is doing less, they're providing bad care. If a person is doing more, they're spoiling them. Sometimes they just have a different education, different values or they've simply made different choices.
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I was just giving PAJerry a hard time. Actually, I admire you ladies who do all that you do for your hens. I can see Anne's raising sprouts for them, but I just buy them some bunches of collards at the store for their winter greens. OKAY! OKAY! SO I'M LAZY!
  9. kalaim

    kalaim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    I'd probably eat some of them myself too!

    Thanks all!

    Where do you get your seeds?
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Thanks for the link, Kalaim! I love sprouts. One of my favorite sandwiches is whole grain whole wheat, tomatos, sprouts and avocado, with a Balsamic vinagrette dressing.

    [​IMG] and I bet Joe and the chickens would do the same!

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