Friday, September 30, 2016

Fodder System - up and running

As I mentioned in February, we have been on a quest to cut ties with pellet feed.

Hours were spent reading message boards and watching how to videos

Different areas of the house were tried (an small unused shower in the basement won)

Hand watering vs automatic (the answer is automatic)

3 types of containers (heavy duty grow trays worked best for us) and drainage options (angle trays and 1 row of drilled holes)

So far we use 2 cups organic barley soaked for 2 days on a 10 tray rotation.

Unfortunately the hens went into molt soon after so we don't know how well it is working, (production or dollar analysis) but they seem happy with their 2 1/2 lbs of fodder plus 2- 4 cups fermented organic feed they get daily with garden and table scraps.

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