Growing sprouts for backyard chickens is a wonderful way to supplement their diet, especially if they aren’t free-ranging. What I am talking about is NOT fodder. I’ve seen fodder grow in popularity lately and I love the concept; but my backyard farming friends have had mold, flies and mice in their fodder. So I decided that wasn’t for me. I prefer to grow my sprouts in dirt like the good Lord intended.
Our small flock lives in the burbs and most of the backyard is taken up by a raised bed garden. It doesn’t really allow for true full benefits of free ranging. But I still want uber healthy hens and dark yolks in their eggs…bring on the greens!