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Growing Fodder from seeds
« on: March 13, 2015, 02:34:39 pm »

Growing fodder from seeds is the simple practice of sprouting wheat, barley, oats, or some other grain and feeding the roots and green parts as food.
A rabbit can eat at least 1 lbs. of fodder spouts per day.
Fodder spouts for wheat and barley take about 8 days to grow.
Seeds must be kept moist but not sitting in water and allowed to rot.
There should be no mildew on your spouts and if it develops add a fan and move to a drier location.
Best temperature for sprouting is 65'F - 85'F.
Soak seeds in water for first 12-18 hours.

The nutritional value of the sprouted seeds is not agreed upon. Some say it is more nutritious and the sprouts will provide all the nutrients necessary and some completely disagree saying that the sprouts only contain more water but have not added more nutrients. I welcome your comments and replies.
Ken Nipper
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