You can mix and match or throw in some cayenne pepper as my grandpa did! We all start somewhere the great thing about chickens is they love sprouts after day 3, 4, etc so its faster to sprout for them and less chance of mold issues as they will eat it sooner and still get a lot of nutrition. Sometimes I just grow them wheat sprouts with some sunflowers thrown in. Corn sprouts are fun to grow as well very high in protien and very inexpensive to buy!
If I were to add corn to that recipe how much should I add? I am not having good success with sprouting barley I get from this area. But I have wheat, peas, black sunflower and non gmo corn that will sprout.
I would add about a cup of corn per tray corn does sprout at a different/slower rate but for chickens it doesnt matter they love it and its just as nutritious at day 4 as it is at day 6 or 7! Their is a sprout chart somewhere on the board if not its on www.fodderfeed.org website
grasshopper: How do I buy your product? Is there a phone # I can use as well?
May 28, 2013 11:16:17 GMT -5
Sprouts: Its listed on the website at www.fodderfeed.org
May 31, 2013 14:25:06 GMT -5
jude: I am starting today... where do I find barley or wheat I am in Bennett Colorado and am I right that you can stack trays on top of each other, it doesn't hurt to squash the sprouts?
Jun 2, 2013 10:26:16 GMT -5
Sprouts: Just type in grain Bennet Co on your computer search then start calling. Tell them you want barley or wheat for sprouting they will be able to assist you. I stack trays but on day three I unstack so they can then get light
Jun 2, 2013 12:37:50 GMT -5
Curt: Has anyone had any experience growing fodder using a hydroponic microgreen system?
Jul 29, 2013 18:25:37 GMT -5
Sprouts: As in greens in a system for people to eat?
Jul 29, 2013 18:29:21 GMT -5
Sprouts: Curt I grow fodder for my animals in my system as well as greens for my family to eat. If you want microgreens on a small scale you can sprout them in a jar, tray or the small sprouting system I have at fodderfeed.org
Jul 29, 2013 18:35:45 GMT -5
gotgoats2: Jude - Let me know if you were able to get barley in Bennett. I have gone all the way to Greeley to get mine and it is a long hall from Elbert.
Aug 17, 2013 13:05:36 GMT -5
whitesidefarms: I would like to talk to someone who has experience with feeding fodder to sheep and chickens.
Dec 2, 2013 11:27:19 GMT -5
elinor65: I am just beginning to research building a fodder system and am in the horse business feeding about 12 head. We are in Northern California, Santa Rosa area. Is anyone else searching for seed sources in this area? Looking at sprouting barley.
Feb 15, 2014 20:30:29 GMT -5
wkibunja: hi i was intrested in rearing traditional chickens but i have problem with feeds. i was will to embrase hydroponic fodder growing but i have no clue as to get the equipment and instructions to start. please help with instructions and necessary apparatus.
Jun 10, 2014 2:45:24 GMT -5