Sprouting fodder for small flock of six

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by efosburgh, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. efosburgh

    efosburgh New Egg

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    Hey all! Hoping someone can run me through a good routine start to finish of sprouting fodder for a small flock of 6 hens. I would love to start this summer now that we have had our babies for a year! But can only find posts on systems for larger flocks!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Hope you find the information you're looking for.

    Good luck!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. you could put "sprouting fodder," in the search box and see what it yields.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - there's also a gardening thread where other members may be able to help you out.


    All the best
    CT
     
  6. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are multiple small designs using shelving units like the link bellow...

    This is one I considered doing, but I could not secure seed in my area at reasonable enough prices to make it worth my while, then I got a hookup at a local grocery store for day old produce and completely gave up on the idea...

    http://blog.rinamarie.com/2013/02/07/diy-hydroponic-fodder-system

    Here is a more basic one...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/creating-your-own-fodder-system

    Both designs are easy to scale up or down just using different sized bins...
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. KofLee

    KofLee Out Of The Brooder

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    I' new too. I tried to do chick cakes (oats or sunflower) to grow before second leaves. In TX I burnt them. I just sprout sunflower seeds now. I soak them in a colander/strainer for 12-24hrs covered w/paper towel. Then rinse put back in the bowl & cover w/papertowel. Rinse every 12hrs or so 2-3 days you will have 'short tails'. I throw it out like scratch they love to hunt & peck & it's packed w/power. Sorta like microgreens. K
     

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