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Wheat as chicken feed

 
Steve Strasheim
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Long time reader first time poster, here. Hello, everyone.

Some time ago I was following a thread on Adam Klaus and his chicken growing methods. To say I was intrigued is an understatement and have been doing some research on a wheat-corn fermented mix. What I wasn't seeing in all the information was a recipe of sorts on exactly what percentage of wheat to corn folks have had success with. So I went to the source, and with Adam's permission, I now post it for you to see -

"during the warm months of the year, I feed 90% soaked/sprouted wheat and only 10% whole corn. During the winter, I cannot sprout the wheat, and the chickens need more energy to stay warm, so I feed more like 65% wheat and 35% corn. My research and experience tells me that wheat is a much better chicken feed than corn, so I really only use corn to provide a little diversity in the diet, and to provide extra calories in winter." - Adam Klaus

We have raised cornish x and are switching to standard breeds going forth. This year will be a rebuilding year as they say in sports. I am trying out a handful of different breeds and also looking at whole grain feed rations.
I have gained access to a scrubby little 2 acre piece of land along side a creek that is not dry but only 2-3 months of the year. The land was a corn field as of 8 years ago. The natural seed back has taken hold, so it's not pristine pasture by an means, but has a wildly diverse mix of weeds and grasses. It'll be a fun experiment.

Steve
 
elle sagenev
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Interesting. We have wheat fields all around us. One day the farmer didn't have his spout over the truck and there was a massive pile of wheat in the road. After waiting for them to get it and them not doing so we decided to collect it ourselves. Not a single animal would eat it. Not even the wild birds. It didn't grow either. I don't know what frakenwheat we have growing around us but it's crazy stuff.
 
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