Nutrition of Oat Sprouts

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by familychickenman, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. familychickenman

    familychickenman In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2008
    Does anyone know the nutrition of Oat sprouts (ie protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals) I have searched around a lot online and I cant seem to find it. I started sprouting oats for my chickens but did not know what kind of nutrition it was providing.


  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I will have to check with my mom. but I do know that sprouts are really good for you and your birds, they have a higher nutritional value than adult plants.
  3. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Songster

    Nov 5, 2008
    Hulless Nebraska Oats
    Hulless, tender and very quick to sprout.
    These are a wonderfully tender grain with a mild sweetness.
    Raw, not cooked, not heated, not hulled.

    Seed to Sprout in 1-3 Days
    Yield = 1.5:1
    Seed Shelf Life at 70° = 2 years
    Sprout Shelf Life = 1-2 weeks

    Nutritional info:
    Vitamins A, B, C and E
    Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
    Amino Acids
    Protein: 15%

    Iam gonna start sprouting for my chickens this winter as an experiment.If I can find the grains so far 50lbs of wheat is not to be found this year.I can get oats so it might be what Iam using.Bird seed too.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009

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