Quickly transform our dry sprouting grains and seeds from 50lbs to 150lbs of nutritious feed. This method allows you to feed whole foods for less than 27 cents a pound!
Seeds and grains have a protective coating that allows the seeds in nature to endure harsh conditions. The protective coating makes it difficult to digest. In fact, seeds are sometimes able to grow into healthy plants even after being digested by an animal. Fermenting, Sprouting, and growing Fodder eliminates this natural coating and unleashes all the nutrients for your poultry to digest.
Sprouting is a low time investment to offer an excellent source of nutrition. If sprouting for chickens, remember to offer oyster shells to help with digestion and calcium.
For a small flock of 6 - 9 Hens:
Day 1: Place 1lb (approximately 2 cups) of seeds and grains in a half gallon mason jar. Fill with water 1 inch above the seeds. Let it soak in water in the morning. Rinse and drain in the evening. Leave drained. The goal is to keep the seed damp without water logging the seedlings.
Day 2: In the morning, rinse and drain the 1st jar and start a 2nd jar to soak. In the evening, rinse and drain both Jar 1 and Jar 2.
Day 3: In the morning, rinse and drain the 1st and 2nd jars and start a 3rd jar to soak like day 1. In the evening, rinse and drain all 3 jars.
Day 4: In the morning, feed Jar 1. Rinse and clean Jar 1 and start soaking just like in Day 1.
Rinse and drain Jars 2 and 3. In the evening, rinse and drain all 3 jars. Continue the cycle by feeding the oldest jar and starting a fresh jar each day.
Note: If you want your sprouts to grow more you can, add another jar in your cycle and sprout for 4-5 days before feeding.
Sprouting for a Large Flock:
Make a straining bucket out of a food-grade 5 gallon bucket by drilling holes about 1/2" apart in the sides and bottom that are small enough to contain the grains but large enough for the water to drain through easily. Use the 5 gallon buckets the same as you would mason jars for smaller flocks. Make sure the 5 gallon bucket is food grade. I recommend supporting Fireman by purchasing Fire House Sub's pickle buckets. They are only $2 each.