Daily Fodder Growth
Wheat and barley grain work well for fodder. Black oil sunflower seeds can also be used. Oats tend to get moldy in trays. For good germination, purchase fresh grain and make sure it hasn't been heated. We prefer barley to wheat because it grows faster and gets a better root mat. In our experience, it takes 8-10 days to get a nice lush mat to feed to the rabbits. You can harvest it earlier, but the grass blades won't be as tall. We feed fodder in the winter, in addition to rabbit pellets and hay, then supplement with grass & weeds from the yard in the spring-fall. The following photos show the daily growth of barley fodder:
Purchase barley seed for fodder here: Joseph's Grainery Whole Grain Barley, Non-GMO, 12 pounds
Note: Day 0 is when you dump the soaked seed into the tray. Day 1 is the following day.
Brick House Acres Rabbitry - Frankfort, NY 13340 - (315) 737- 338-4638