Oats for fodder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Joey G, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Joey G

    Joey G Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I was just starting out to try growing fodder. I purchased some race horse oats from the feed store and I am on day three and still no sprouts. I soaked seeds for about 24 hrs and then put in trays. Any suggestions? Are the feed seeds not good for sprouting, or do I just need to wait longer to see what happens?
     
  2. balloonflower

    balloonflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many feed store grains, especially for horses, have been heat or steam treated so that they will not sprout in paddocks or dirt floor stables. The nutrients remain, but you're out of luck for fodder. Maybe try fermenting them if you don't want to feed straight?
     
  3. Joey G

    Joey G Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply. Where would be a good place to buy fodder seeds.
     

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