Oatmeal Roller/flaker...need opinions & experiences

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BirdBrain, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    For some time I have been wanting to get an oatmeal roller. Some places I have looked online they call them a flaker. Are these the same thing? There is no comparison between freshly ground whole wheat and what you can get in the store and I assume the same holds true for freshly rolled oats. So here are my questions (including the one above):

    1-What do you really call those machines that roll whole oat groats?

    2-What brand do you have?

    3-Do you remember what you paid?

    4-Was it worth it?

    5-Where is a the best place to get one?

    6-Where do you get whole oat groats?

    7-Any tips or other ideas about this?

    Thanks for any light you can shed on this for me.
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    4,889
    16
    261
    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I don't have your answers, except to say a roller mill is used typically for oats. I have access to a small roller mill with 4 or 6" rollers on it. They run around $1500-$2000 new.
     
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Thanks Grey,
    I was looking at some online and they are in the 100-300 dollar range...didn't know if they really were up to the job or not.

    Anyone else know anything about these?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by