Thursday, May 28, 2009

Easy Seeds to Sprout

Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

These seeds are so easy to sprout. You just soak them in water for a few hours, rinse, and then either place in a collander or in a large open pan. Rinse them a couple of times a day and by the second day, you will have nutritious and tasty sunflower sprouts.

Sprouted seeds are easy to shell and chick love to have something to nibble on and play with! The first time I introduce the sprouted sunflower seeds, I mix them with sprouted rape. In addition to weaned chicks, I also feed them to any hen feeding banded babies.

The only down side of this is the hulls are messy but oh well, anything for the birds!

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