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Growing your own grain w/ burlap sacks? Options
John Stiles
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 14, 2007 5:19:27 PM
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By fresh grains you must mean sprouted for that is what would happen.
zoebisch01
#2 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2007 12:47:32 PM
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Yup.  I think MEN had an article on that.   You can sprout as much as you'd like, it can make up a fair portion of their diet.  It is good for completely confined chickens. 

I just feed them weeds, fresh kitchen scraps and stuff that is passing its prime (like bolting lettuce if I am not saving it for seed) from the garden.  It seems to me that it would be more effective just giving them the grains, but I don't know for sure.
LilMissy
#3 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2007 12:47:32 PM
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I read in another magazine that a gentlemen threw grain seeds in a wood box and covered with burlap sacks, kept it watered and within 3 days he had fresh grains for the chickens to eat. Has anyone ever tried this?
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