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Can those of you that feed either partially or wholly fodder let me know how it's going for you?

I'm doing an experiment in my kitchen and having hubby bring home a 50# sack of barley for sprouting for fodder.

Have any of you used a weak bleach solution to rinse to keep the mold down or just vinegar? What about

F-10 or GSE? I use F-10 a lot for parrot rinsing.
 

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I would be interested in knowing this also. I've done a bit of research on fodder systems and love the idea of growing my own food for my goats without too much hassle, but haven't had much luck finding info about how goats would do on a primarily fodder-based diet rather than hay.
 

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I knew someone that did the fodder thing and says its awesome. It was never something I really wanted to do so didn't pay attention to it. But it think there is a open group on face book for it. See if you can find it and if not I'll ask him what the group is called ;)
 

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We did a trial run this summer...we found untreated wheat...the problem was finding the right place...bathroom was too cold, laundry room too hot but it did real well in my living room lol..I was not happy with it in the living room...after several batches of moldy Fodder we decided to hold off until temps drop some.

When it was good..it was great..we fed our chickens, ducks and turkeys the fodder...what we learned is:
you def. need peroxide or bleach in the soak water to cut down on mold
You need a good place with farely regular temps...
and a good seed source you can trust..our last bag of wheat was so dusty it wouldnt sprout..( bugs most likely)
If we decide to get going again this fall...we want to be feeding fodder to all animals by summer..which just with the birds..it was a lot of work..but I bet once you get used to the routine of things...no harder than lugging in bags of feed...

There is also a thread on here on Fodder...
 

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I would be interested in knowing this also. I've done a bit of research on fodder systems and love the idea of growing my own food for my goats without too much hassle, but haven't had much luck finding info about how goats would do on a primarily fodder-based diet rather than hay.
My goats rarely get hay. Like I have 11 goats currently and I've bought 3 bales in the last year.

Mine live mostly on forage, I was just looking to add more nutrition to it.
 

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its taking me 10 times longer to get things done. Crainial pressure is still of unknown reasons.... Still waiting to see a specialist....

I hate the Hawaii medical system. It's the ONLY thing about Hawaii I hate. I have balance issues, double vision, all the things that come along with that sort of issue.

So I'm here. Alive. lol Just frustrated.
 
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