What is Fodder?

JNC

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I might sound dumb but I am new to ducks and I see a lot of people talking about fodder. I have no idea what fodder is. Is it safe for ducks? How necessary is it? Is it inexpensive? How much would I need for 4 ducks?
 

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Sally PB

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My understanding is fodder is sprouted seeds that have grown 2-4" of green stuff. The idea is that you sprout the seeds in water, not dirt. Then when it's ready, you feed the whole mat to the chickens. Or ducks. They can eat the whole thing.

Popular grains are barley and wheat. Lots of other things too; whatever you can grow into a mat.
 

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My understanding is fodder is sprouted seeds that have grown 2-4" of green stuff. The idea is that you sprout the seeds in water, not dirt. Then when it's ready, you feed the whole mat to the chickens. Or ducks. They can eat the whole thing.

Popular grains are barley and wheat. Lots of other things too; whatever you can grow into a mat.
How does it become a mat??
 

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