Question about chicken fodder?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Newchickenguy, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Newchickenguy

    Newchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2012
    Ok, so you put in one pound of seed and get 6 poundsof fodder, that part I understand. My question is, does the 6 pounds of fodder have more calories than the orginal one pound of seed it took to make it. I understand it will have more vitamins and minerals, but will it have more calories than the orginal one pound of seed.
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2007
    No, it won't have more calories. You have to factor in water content and additional fiber. Consider it a vitamin booster and digestion aid. Chickens will eat more calories than they need in order to absorb all the nutrients they require. By feeding them fresh greens, fodder, sprouts, and/or fermented feed, they are getting more bang for your buck. This will cut down on the amount of commercial feed they consume and will keep their crops full. Chickens are greedy feeders. They love to have their crops FULL. My turkeys eat less per bird than my chickens!

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