Sprouting Barley Grains for Poultry
Sprouting barley grains for poultry provides a healthy addition to daily feedings. Learn how to easily set up a growing system in the comfort of your home. All that is needed is whole barley grains, a container for sprouting, and water. It is as easy as that!
- 10 pounds Non-GMO whole Barley Grains
- Fresh Water
- Select organic barley seeds or other grains from a reputable source. We use a Non-GMO barley grain from Scratch and Peck.
- Make sure the containers, your hands, and the barley grains are as clean as possible. This will minimize the growth of mold and fungus later.
- Grains sprout best between 65 degrees F and 75 degrees F. Using a seed heat pad during the winter months will help initiate germination.
- Grow lights are not necessary for sprouting grains. Moderate natural light is sufficient.
- Good air circulation helps to key to preventing the growth of mold and fungus. Do not store sprouting trays in the cupboard.
- Use fresh water to rinse barley sprouts. Recycled water can be used, however, it does contribute to the growth of mold and fungus.