Wheat sprout feeder

mother_hen6

Songster
9 Years
Aug 5, 2010
222
7
111
Palo Alto, CA
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MakNugget

Songster
9 Years
May 31, 2010
467
5
111
Portland, OR
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).
 

mother_hen6

Songster
9 Years
Aug 5, 2010
222
7
111
Palo Alto, CA
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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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