Growing fodder in the winter
|Fodder system taken out of the boxes and ready to put together.|
|Building the fodder system...|
Then, on Christmas Eve, Henry spent most of the day finishing up the system. What a great Christmas gift!
|Fodder system almost all together!|
|Reservoir tank for the water used in the fodder system.|
|Seeds soaking in buckets overnight|
|Fodder system up and running.|
Fodder vs. Sprouted grainsHere I could get into a discussion about sprouts versus fodder. Our goal is to produce fodder. At one point in my research, I had read that fodder is about 4 inches tall. Sprouted grain is less than 4 inches. I also read that fodder is grown for 6-8 days and sprouts are grown for 4 days. There is much debate about which is better for your animals. I am really not going to get into all of that here. Our goal is to produce green grass (fodder).
|Fodder growing to 4 inches tall.|
Why do we grow fodder?
|A bucket of fodder ready to go out to the girls.|
Here is a video of the girls eating their fodder. They just love it!
Girls on Grass!
|Chickens and ducks eating fodder.|
|Baby chicks and ducklings enjoying fodder.|