How do I feed my flock sprouted grains?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tynmcsmom, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Tynmcsmom

    Tynmcsmom New Egg

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    I appologize for the elementary question - I am a chicken newbie. I understand how to sprout chicken feed (not for fodder). My questions are:
    Do I put the sprouted grains in their feeder?
    If so, how long can they be kept in the feeder before they go bad?
    If they go bad - how do I know how much to put in the feeder for 4 pullets?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would put it in a shallow container and not sprout/give them more than they can eat completely I a few hours. Sprouting a big bucket full and dumping it to them is not the way to go.
     
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  3. MigraineMan

    MigraineMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start small and work you way up. We sprouted barley in a 8" pie pan, and just put the 6-day-old mat on the floor of the run. 12 chickens completely devoured it in less than 2 hours.
     
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  4. SoCalClucker

    SoCalClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put them in a separate dish, and don't mix them with dry feed. I believe getting dry feed damp is a good way to grow mold, which can be very dangerous. Putting sprouts on a disposable plate, etc. is also very easy to clean up. :)
     
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  5. Tynmcsmom

    Tynmcsmom New Egg

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    Thank you! Good to know.
     

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