Sprouting oats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenDavid123, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. ChickenDavid123

    ChickenDavid123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased whole oats from my local elevator, chickens love them. So I tried sprouting them in a mason jar on its side on the window sill, no luck (maybe too cold?). Thought sprouts would be a great winter pick-me-up for the girls. Anybody sprouting oats successfully?
     
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4454756_sprout-oats.html
    here's
    a how-to on sprouting oats I found

    Sorry I don't have experience actually doing this.
    I am assuming that your oats still have the hull. This article mentions the hull must be there to sprout. (When I purchase whole oats the hull is still there.)
     
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  4. Kassaundra

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    I forget which post is mine, but I posted the pics of the burlap sac method I use, it works very well. I am sprouting oats for 20 chickens, if you are sprouting oats in a mason jar I'm assuming you are sprouting for significantly less. You could modify the process w/ a smaller sac, the thought behind it is to keep the oats moist but not soaking wet.
     
  5. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want to make sure you get whole oat groats that are raw, and not heat treated.

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