Home Grown Fodder and ....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Yuni, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Yuni

    Yuni Hatching

    Dec 2, 2015
    I'm just doing my research before i even attempt to buy anything.

    A few questions is going through my mind

    So I've learned about growing fodder (Sprouted wheat/barley), I understand how to do that.

    First question is How much do I give a flock of 15?

    What do I need to give them along with the fodder?
    This one goes along with the last question, does Oyster Shell count as grit??

    Last question

    Can i feed chicks the homegrown fodder to eat?

  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

    Oct 21, 2015
    Welcome to the BYC forum [​IMG]

    I can't tell you how much to give 15 birds. So this is what I have been doing. I start out with 1/2c wheat and sprout for 8 days (I have 8 trays so I feed and start a new one everyday) to give to my 14 birds (chickens, ducks, and geese). I could probably do more but I also sprout them radish, alfalfa, broccoli, lentils, and BOSS. I don't want to give them too much as they need the vitamins and minerals that is in their feed.

    You do still want to supply them with a regular feed or layer feed depending on if they are laying or not. Oyster shells are not grit and so both should be supplied in separate bowls that they can access as needed (they will self regulate and consume what they need).

    I don't know about fodder but chicks can have sprouts as long as they are provided grit for chicks.

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