Growing Fodder for Chicken Feed – Day 1

ABM_1413220853Day 1 – Yep, we are starting this journey of growing our own chicken feed for our hens (and a few roosters… and some ducks and geese too) If this works the way that we are hoping, we will have to double production on this in the next few weeks and then double it again when we get our rabbits and goats!) I foresee a second greenhouse just for feed in the future if this works the way that we are hoping.

Day 1 is VERY SIMPLE! You measure out your grains into a metal bucket and add enough water to cover the seeds in the bucket! Do this at night  before bed when you are watering your trays. THAT’S IT! Every day, you repeat his process. After you dump your soaked seeds onto your try the next morning.

We measured out 3 cups of seed and it is about 1 pound 1 ounce in weight. That should yield us about 4 pounds in fodder on Day 10.  (And that mean that 1 bag of Barley will last about 7 weeks when making 1 of the shoebox trays.

REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT THE MOTHER POST ON GROWING FODDER FOR OUR CHICKENS HERE!!!