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Old 10-11-2017, 07:27 PM
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Who here sprouts? I just started, I can't for the life of me get Joey to eat greens, so I'm hoping this gets him on a better track. Have any of you that do sprout notice a difference in your birds? I feed lots of fresh fruits and veggies to him, but want to do a bit more for him. Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:55 PM
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Re: Sprouting?

I do...did...do...been lazy about it lately I’ll admit. Can’t say I notice a difference but Parker is already on a good diet so “notice a difference” is a matter of possibly imperceptible degrees for him.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:10 PM
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I do...did...do...been lazy about it lately I’ll admit. Can’t say I notice a difference but Parker is already on a good diet so “notice a difference” is a matter of possibly imperceptible degrees for him.
Does he eat green veggies usually anyways?
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:18 PM
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Re: Sprouting?

He has no choice. I prepare chop, and everything in his chop is small sized so he can’t pick and choose. Given his druthers he wouldn’t eat the leafy greens. He will chow down on some Swiss chard greed though!
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:50 PM
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Re: Sprouting?

Last question, do you think I can sprout these things all in one container? Or should I do them all separately?
• Pumpkin Seeds
• Chickpeas*
• Lentils*
• Quinoa*
• Short Grain Brown Rice*
• Barely
• Millet
• Sesame seeds
• Amaranth
• Almonds
• Spelt
• Buckwheat
• Garbanzo Beans
• Adzuki Beans
• Mung Beans
• Green Peas
• Wheat

And does that seem like a good mix?

Or of that list, what can be sprouted together? Trying to save jar space

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Re: Sprouting?

It’s a great mix! I struggle with garbanzo beans as part of one unit. They go bad quickly for me and need to dry out. I will often sprout those separately, but when everything is complete illlix them back in.
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Perfect!! Thank you so much, Chris. This was super helpful!

Time to make a whole foods run in the morning
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Re: Sprouting?

Can I tag on to this question? Will fresh seeds sprout? Like out of a pepper or a squash or whatever? Is it safe?


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Re: Sprouting?

Great news re wanting to sprout, my advice is start off simple one or two similar ingredients ie same soaking and sprouting times. Search on here there is loads of info for you! Happy sprouting!
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:17 AM
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Re: Sprouting?

Remember, sprouting for bird’s is different than sprouting for a salad bar! For us, we enjoy long mature sprouts. They are at their peak, nutritionally, when they just crack the hull and have barely visible tails! I use a mix, soak for 10 hours, rinse in a strainer, repeat rinse every few hours. Total time is approx 22-24 hours. Once in the strainer, I leave them there until complete!
Some fresh seeds need to go through a chill before they will sprout.
Also, there are some beans you never sprout, example kidney beans, they are poisonous eaten uncooked!

I must add, if your guy insists on having longer sprouts, well, he’s the boss!
Be very, very careful of any funky smell! With sprouts, there is NO wiggle room for spoilage! A little off and a very sick bird, if alive!

Just found this article, a good read! She differs from what I am doing, but my mix is a blend of much smaller seeds!
http://bestbirdfoodever.com/home/wp/...prouted-seeds/
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