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Sprouts for chickens???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SIMPleChick, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom is SOOOO funny. SHe doesn't have chickens and doesn't want chickens but she does ALL this research for me to make sure I know ALL I can! LOL! She called to tell me that chickens LOVE sprouts and that lentils and wheat are the best for them and it will help supplement their regular food and give them better yolks, etc. Is this true? I have some lentils sprouting right now, a day away from giving them to my chicks! So I just want to check and make sure thay are good to give! Thanks all!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sprouts have a lot more nutrition that almost any other plant.
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds great!!
     
  4. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sprouts are a great way to increase the nutritional content - the hens can get more out of the grain when it is sprouted. Here is a great article done by a fellow poultry-man I met - Great guy, nice, and trustworthy. Good luck! http://www.themodernhomestead.us/article/Sprouting.html
     
  5. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:GREAT site! Thank you for that, I will be doing this, this winter!
     

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