Wheat Grass

GRB73

Songster
5 Years
Mar 10, 2016
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SE Pennsylvania
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
 

ChickenCanoe

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Nov 23, 2010
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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.
 

612Chickens

In the Brooder
May 1, 2018
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Minneapolis, MN
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
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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