1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My simple laundry sink fodder growing setup.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ScottM, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's my extra simple fodder system, for those of you who don't know fodder Is basically grass. I use a mixture of barley and oats.
    [​IMG]

    It makes perfect sense when this is what it looks like outside for 5+ months of the year
    [​IMG]

    I use four stacking trays. Here they are collapsed as they normally sit inside my laundry room sink.
    [​IMG]

    Here they are stacked on top of each other just to get a look at the different stages of growth. New soaked seeds go in the bottom.
    [​IMG]

    I've drilled several holes to allow water on top drain all the way through the levels and then down the drain in the sink
    [​IMG]

    It's been lots of fun and I thoroughly encourage anyone to start growing fodder!

    Scott
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2013
    4 people like this.
  2. kentuckygirl1

    kentuckygirl1 Out Of The Brooder

    17
    0
    24
    Feb 17, 2013
    Irvine, Kentucky
    [​IMG]very good idea! I think I will....
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,828
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Looks like a great idea - I think even I might be able to do that!
     
  4. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2012
    NW
    I don't really understand this.. What do you do once it's started growing? You just put the grass in the chicken house and they eat that? Looks cool though!! :) I might have to try it but just need it explained.
     
  5. Lupa Duende

    Lupa Duende Chillin' With My Peeps

    102
    0
    69
    Sep 7, 2012
    How do you choose the grass to grow?
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    15,959
    38
    323
    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Excellent!

    ~ Aspen
     
  7. awesome!!
     
  8. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps


    They devour the whole thing, roots and all! Aside from being healthy for their diet, it makes a big dent in the food bill. The roots grow into a mat and pulls out just like inthe photo.

    Scott
     
  9. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps


    Barley is the absolute fastest to start growing, but not the best tasting. Oats are great tasting but much slower to sprout. BLack Oil Sunflower Seeds (boss) are also popular to sprout.

    Scott
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Kjordanov

    Kjordanov Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2012
    NW
    S

    Soo cool!! I am going to start :D thank you!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by