How to grow fodder for chickens, rabbits and ducks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Americano Blue, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

    Apr 14, 2014
    Hello Spring
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    Hi. I've been interested in growing fodder for my animals for a while but never had the time. Now I do so I really need help starting. I have barely seeds, buckets and stuff but I really don't know what to do with them all. ANY HELP WOULD BE HELPFUL!!
    I honestly don't know anything about growing this stuff.
    I plan to grow it for chickens, ducks and rabbits.
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Songster

    Oct 18, 2014
    well, if you have all the supplies, you will need to find a sunny spot. Soak the seeds for 12-24 hours (i usually do 12) the spread them on the trays 1 to 2 inches thick. Water twice a day and watch them grow. For rabbits i recommend letting the blades get about 4+ inches thick (about a week) but for chickens and ducks, only about 2 inches thick...they don't do as well with the long blades. If you can, putting them on a metal rack or something above each other makes it so you only have to water the top one(s) instead of watering all of them. Good luck!! My animals love it, glad you can start :)

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