How to make an inexpensive livestock fodder growing system

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DIY Fodder System

If you are raising your own livestock or looking at starting a homestead, you should also look at having your own fodder growing system. Why? Because it offers lots of benefits – for you and your livestock!

Being independent at providing food for your animals is a great way to reduce the overall expenses of raising your own livestock. You can have high quality fodder available 365 days of the year, rain, hail, snow or searing summer heat!

A home fodder system is definitely good as it is a low-initial cost and low-maintenance DIY project!

You don’t need to have a dedicated are of cultivated land or any special equipment to do it. In fact, you can achieve high yields in just a very small area. For instance, you can grow up to 15 lbs of fodder in a space as small as a laundry room. That is enough to feed 15-20 chickens or 3-4 milk goats a day!

As long as you have a well ventilated room with a decent shelving system, you can definitely DIY your ‘fodder farm’.

This fodder growing system is also easy to maintain. Just an hour during the day and another 15 minutes in the evening is enough to harvest fodder and grow/manage the sprouting seeds.

It really is practical for a small homestead, especially since the technique requires minimal water consumption. You can head over to the article linked below to learn how efficiently water is used!

By having your own fodder growing system you can also ensure that your animals are getting the right nutrition. Organically and hydroponically grown fodder contains more vitamins and minerals, bringing several health benefits such as increases in Omega 3, amino acids and natural hormones among others.

Do you want fresh and healthy green feeds for your livestock 365 days a year? Then make an inexpensive fodder growing system now! 🙂

You’ll need these materials:

  • Barley Seeds
  • Bleach
  • 5 small Sprouting Tubs
  • Plastic Cutting Board
  • 5 Black Seedling Trays
  • 3 High Plastic Dome Lids
  • 2 Low Plastic Dome Lids
  • Shelving System

And this tool:

  • Drill

 

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Thanks to Peak Prosperity for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

 

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