Wheat Grass

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GRB73, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. GRB73

    GRB73 Chirping

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    Has anyone given wheat grass to their chickens? I sprouted some seed for fun. The shoots are about 2 inches high now. Can I feed them everything, root, shoot and all?
    Thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Yes just put it all out there.
    Did you use wheat intended for feed or wheat seed for planting? If it was the latter, I wouldn't feed it. Wheat seed is likely treated with fungicides and possibly pesticides.
    Barley and BOSS works well too.
     
  3. 612Chickens

    612Chickens In the Brooder

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    I bought wheat seed in bulk from the local food coop last summer and grew it continually for our pullets. I bought both hard and soft wheat, and can never remember which grew better...

    I made some basic planter boxes out of 2x4s and plywood scraps from my coop construction. Most days, I would scoop out a chunk of wheat grass, roots and sprouted seed and all. They loved it! I need to get some wheat growing indoors now so I can get them more fresh greens this winter.
     

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