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Wheat sprout feeder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mother_hen6, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. mother_hen6

    mother_hen6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love this!! and the pics.

    What is the plastic "sprouter"? what else??

    Thanks.
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    That is too cool! Is there dirt in the bottom of the basket? How long does it take to get them that size?
     
  4. Campngolf

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    Awesome. We NEED more info. Please. [​IMG]
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

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  6. WoodlandWoman

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    Nice! Look how happy those chickens are! I especially like the shot where they're all curious and looking at it like, "What is that???" [​IMG]
     
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  7. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using for your growing medium? Baby blanket/cocoa mat?

    I was considering doing something like this myself but I was concerned over how long the blades of grass were. They'll swallow them whole and I'm somewhat paranoid that it may cause crop blockage seeing how much they gorge themselves. The same thing regarding what's left with the baby blanket -- if they start eating that stuff made from very fine cocoa husk fibers...

    Right now I grow my grass, then pull them out of the mat and cut them up (the roots pull out easily and are LONG).
     
  8. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It depends on the temperature they are grown in, warmer the better. Typically they can be harvested 5-10 days after sprouting.
     
  9. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. mother_hen6

    mother_hen6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There is nothing on the bottom. It is a screened basket. I have a lot more detail on my website. It is mainly a humorous chicken website but there is a blog portion called "chickens and gardens" that has more detail on the sprouting. I haven't posted the part about the actual feeder I made but that will happen soon. www.workdaychickenpictures.com
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