Sprouting Seeds ~ Do You Do It?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChirpyChicks1, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have a jar of BOSS sprouting in my kitchen. Who else has sprouts for their chickens? What kinds do you use?
     
  2. MossyoakLane

    MossyoakLane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We sprout BOSS, wheat, and barley.
     
  3. farmboy22

    farmboy22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I sprouted lentils occasionaly, and I have also done sprouted corn.
     
  4. chickenfever417

    chickenfever417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started sprouting 4 days ago....I bought some deer mix from tractor supply. I was growing it in soil and then came across the fodder system...I am loving it so far...the girls will have their first batch of fodder in 2 days, and they better like it lol

    But the way the deer mix has clover, rape and one other kind?
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
  5. Crista

    Crista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly chix wouldn't eat the oats as seeds so I fooled the silly things.....I sprouted it and they love it![​IMG] Which is a good thing because it was a really big bag (if they didn't eat it)!
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love BOSS so they better eat it this way too or they'll be in trouble lol
     
  7. dawnpel

    dawnpel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here is a really stupid question....What is BOSS?? I have seen this mentioned quite a few times and I don't know what it is.
     
  8. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black oil sunflower seeds
     
  9. dawnpel

    dawnpel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you find them?
     
  10. MossyoakLane

    MossyoakLane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most feed stores, pet stores, and home improvement stores carry them for wild birds. They are high in protein and a great treat for chickens. Don't feed them too many though, as they are high in fat and can contribute to fatty liver disease.
     

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