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Sprouting Bean Sprouts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zipper2000, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. zipper2000

    zipper2000 New Egg

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    I was wondering if anyone else sprouts their own bean sprouts..

    Ive had great results from spouting lentil beans, and my girls just snap them up.
    Im going to try sprouting barley next..I hear thats high in protein as well.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I haven't sprouted beans for my girls, but I should give them some sprouts at some point. I heard it's great food for them. Just waiting for the temperatures to go up a fraction first. I think at the moment even the most enthusiastic seed will laugh at me for trying LOL Alfalfa and wild bird seed mixes are also great for sprouting.
     
  3. zipper2000

    zipper2000 New Egg

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    I sprout them indoors in mason(canning) jars.
    The house is kept cool , but they sprout anyway.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, zipper2000, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Glad you birds like those sprouts - good luck to you!
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  7. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Southern California! I bought this nifty triple-sprouting tray and sprout seeds but have yet to try 'em out, but I will now that you reminded me! I plan to grow sprouts for both the humans and the girls. [​IMG]
     
  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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