Sprouting Wheat Berries

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KBNAZ, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. KBNAZ

    KBNAZ Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a bunch of old wheat berries left over from our CSA like 2 years ago. I was reading about sprouting grains and decided to try it. I soaked over night and left them in a mason jar on our kitchen window sill, then had to go out of town for business and gave hubby the instructions on rinsing twice a day... which he completely forgot to do. I came home after 2 days to really soaked, fermented smelling wheat berries... with some bubbles on top of the water.

    I have rinsed them and have them sitting in the jar with no water tonight. Wondering if I can feed to our girls tomorrow, or if it would be bad for them??

    I have read different threads about fermenting different things for chickens, but I am not really clear on whether 3 day soaked, exposed to sunlight, fermented wheat berries would fall into the categories of safe and nutritious.

    Thanks for humoring a newbie!
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they haven't gone moldy then you can feed them. Not being sure of how long they were soaked or where they were in sprouting, I think I would feed them sooner rather then later.
     
  3. KBNAZ

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    Thanks! They loved them.
     

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