Sprouting Fodder Basics book is available now and Advanced Sprouting Nutritional and Small and Large Scale Automatic Sprouting Designs is available for medium to large livestock operations.
We also have just finished The Post Carbon Farmer book and Red Claw Crayfish book for raising lobster n shrimp/prawn size crayfsh.
Though Pasture is slightly cheaper than any feed, dry conditions can reduce pasture performance. Also, many animals need supplement to pasture. Chickens build muscle faster with supplement and so do hogs.
We designed this mini-Auto-Fodder-Feeder for a multiple of reasons.
- 1. Fresh Greens for Healthier Animals - Hens and Dairy animals increase production;
- 2. Much Lower Feeding Costs - up to 80% Lower!;
- 3. Limited Time available for an Increasing Number of Animals - the Automatic Feeding doesn't take up time.
- This picture shows a small feeder that will feed- 50 baby chicks or 5-10 laying hens depending on the size of birds kept. The feeder is designed to feed 2 times a day by picking up and cleaning the old tray they ate from, filling it and sliding it in the end to push out a new tray of finished fodder. Some seeds need more than 6 days to finish so a soaking bucket is recommended.
- This unit has a pond pump for watering 2 times a day but hand buckets can be used for low power situations.
- The amount of grain fed in this system is about a cup a day -vs- 10 cups of feed!
- Read more on Guide to Build, Feed and Properly Manage Your Own Fodder System: Online Book, 16 pages describe what you need to know about Fodder Systems Design, Operation, Feed Rates and more... $7.95:
- We will also be making several other sizes so we can have winter feed for a larger number of hens, the pot bellys and dairy animals over winter. Watch for the Advanced Sprouter Design book. The Advanced Sprouting Book has nutrient and detailed feeding calculations. It has small production sprouting designs, low to no maintenance designs and several commercial designs for feeding 100+ birds for $.50 with a time savings of 5-7 minutes a day.
Enjoy the journey!