Soaked wheat 12-24 hours and sprouted wheat are two different things .To soak wheat makes the minerals and nutrients in wheat more available to the birds Chickens dont produce enough enzymes to fully digest dry wheat but soaking it changes the digestive potential and releases vits and minerals to absorbable forms.
Sprouted wheat (not soaked )releases or rather the early growth of the wheat produces a much higher protein feed .
:oI have heard differing percentages quoted from 50% to 300%,I sprout in old feed bags and soak the grain day one for 30 mins ,then dunk the bag to wet the grain every day to day 3 .
;DI feed my birds get both sprouted grain mix and soaked wheat as well as other feed mix.
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2011 20:51:49 GMT 8 by annieyokie
I do it all the time at least once a week this time of year I am lucky I have access to whey so I soak it in that every one will have there own opinion on this watch out they will rip off your arm for a taste Trev
Post by stephenkristie on Jun 24, 2011 22:32:17 GMT 8
Ok thanks well its the high protein i'm after as one of my white leghorns has started molting again?? She's already had one and was finished then again? oh well i wanted to make sure she had enough protein and was digestible. So after day 3 i feed it all or let it grow? how long does it last or will it keep growing? Thanks for the help
The highest protein is day 3 Im told but day 4 and 5 have good amounts of available protein and loads of minerals that birds in moult need to get through fast and healthy. After that it has all the goodness of wheat grass so you cant lose. Its great stuff, It can go mouldy in summer so you have to watch it ,I throw in apple cider vinegar it stop fungi and mould growth in summer . This time of year is usuall ok .
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