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questions on feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by birdbrain2, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i have been doing some reading on sprouting seeds and this seams like an nutritious and cheap way to feed chickens. i have never eaten sprouts before so i know nothing about them.
    1a. what type of seeds do i use? I know alfalfa, wheat....and?
    1b. are they all the same nutritionally or is one better than other?
    2. do i feed one kind or do I mix different kinds for a balanced diet.
    3. what type do people eat, are they the same kind (I'll give em a try)
    4. i am guessing i can get them at local feed store (all types of seeds)

    ....and as far as organic feed..........isn't all feed organic, or is it just pesticide free?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Organic feed is grown on a certified organic field using certified organic agriculture. This means no commercial fertilizers, no pesticides, no herbicides have been used on the soil for 4 years.

    As for sprouting the grains...any whole grain can be used, I don't think any of them are more nutritious than the others but someone else may know of one.

    Usually people eat bean or alfalfa sprouts.

    You can use corn, barley, wheat, oats, etc. I don't believe that you need mix the grains but some do. As a sprout, they basically have the same nutritive value....concentrated energy.
     
  3. birdbrain2

    birdbrain2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well thank you very much, i appreciate the info!! [​IMG]
     

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