Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Is anyone growing or feeding fodder?
I've been doing bucket loads of research on it.
I'm looking for a way to save money on chicken feed and a way to feed my horses better this winter. So far I love what I'm seeing.
With 40 chickens and more coming I'm going broke. I'm also 100% striving to be organic and non gmo as much as possible for us, the chicks, and the pony's.
Have any of you done it?
Where are you getting your seed?
I'm having a really hard time locating a cheap reliable source for BOSS, wheat, and the other grains.
What do you think is best for chickens and horses?
Fodder can be a complete high protein feed/supplement for horses with access to decent hay. Some grains sprout out at 30%!!! For the chickens I'm looking into this and supplementing with homegrown animal proteins such as worms, pill bugs, ground bone meal (from here), etc. Heck I'm even trying to figure out how to raise fish (Talipia). I really want to be self-sufficient and start growing my own, one of these days...
I'm not about to go out and spend a few grand on an automated system. I *think* I can do a good job sprouting in my storage room, it even has a window and stays cool in the winter. Temps would be too high for me in the summer in there. There are several DIY ways to do this on a small scale, and if all goes well I may try to build a walipini for year round if/when I get my mini-cows. Too bad I can't do a big production in my greenhouse!
You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!! What do you mean what do I mean?