Sprouted Grain Chicken Feed


Chickens benefit from a varied diet including not just grains, but also greens, grubs, insects, and vegetable scraps. It makes for better nutrition, and it also keeps the chickens engaged so they don’t get aggressive towards one another.

In summer, our garden provided most of this supplemental feed. Right now, in the middle of winter, the garden is pretty bare. To make up for that, we’ve started sprouting grains. It’s really very simple and provides an excellent supplement to the chicken diet. You can do it indoors without any special equipment. You don’t even need to put them in a sunny place, since the germinating grains don’t need a lot of light. Just make sure you don’t let them dry out too much, especially at the early stages.

The process does take up to 2 weeks, so you may want to start several batches at regular intervals.

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