Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

Growing Fodder for Chicken Feed – Day 4

SDay 4 - Grown Chicken Fodder from barley, krisandlarry.como the sprouts have really begun this morning and the roots are forming! We have 3 bins going now, plus tonight will soak seeds before bead for the next day to make the 4th one.

There is a “sweet” smell from the seeds and about 3 dozen fruit flies on them this morning. I have to find a way to nip that before it gets bad. We are still having beautiful weather, so, these seeds will be going outside later today once the morning cool warms up – I have added a paper towel on top of them while outside and did not put them in direct sunlight, but rather under my porch out front (we have high sun with no clouds…. PERFECT for solar oven cooking!!). We are keeping them extra moist by watering mid-day today too… just because they are outside.

This has turned into a bit of a science experiment for the kids and I … good thing that we homeschool!

 

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

Days 2, 3 and 4 - growing Chicken Fodder at www.krisandlarry.com