sprouted wheat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vsmenagerie, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have half a trash can of wheat, that the chickens are not fond of. Unless I sprout it. Then they go nuts! They do not have much for greens in their run and I am wondering how often I could give them some of the sprouted wheat? I know they mainly need their laying feed, but they really enjoy the sprouts.

    I was also thinking of letting some grow, to be more grass like and tossing that in. but just wanting to figure out how often I should be sprouting some for them.

    And anything else you've had good luck sprouting? The wheat is ridiculously easy and in 3 days, its pretty well sprouted.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    So long as the sprouted wheat isn't more than 10% of their total feed, go for it! It's good for them.
     
  3. vsmenagerie

    vsmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! I usually just rip a hunk off when I go down in the morning and spread it out between the flock. Im sure it will really be welcome when its snowy [​IMG]
     

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