Wanted to get some sprouts going for my Silkies that are 3-4 weeks old now. They really like being entertained and lets face it bland chick feed is not that exciting. I read somewhere finch seed would sprout, no one in my area sells it by the pound anymore. I had to purchase a commercial bag and they are not sprouting. I called the company and she acted as if I should have known they won't sprout. There's 8.00 I'll never see again. I sprouted them as a kid for my finches but now it won't' work. Must be wonderful for the birds. I would have purchased Barley (my first choice) but with only 5 birds now, how long will 50 lbs last me? Plus I understand it sprouts best in 65 degrees, the best I can do is 72! During spring and summer. ......../ So what do I do now? Anyone have any suggestions of things I can sprout that I can get locally. I have a whole foods and what about the beans and stuff in the grocery store. Like Lima's can we do that and feed the sprouts?