Dreaming of a green winter: growing sprouts for your chickens (or yourself!)

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We’re in the belly of winter here in southwest Missouri, and there isn’t a dab of green anywhere on the ground. While I’ve always thought that winter brings it’s own beauty, stark, quiet and distant, the chickens and I are longing for the fresh homegrown garden greens (or lawn greens in the case of the chickens.) I’d say there are probably a few gals and feathered friends who can relate.

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So, what’s a girl and her feathered flock to do when there is no garden or pasture in sight? Take things into our own hands…er, beaks I mean.

Growing sprouts is such an easy, fun way to supplement our winter weather blues with a little green pick me up. For chicken owners sprouting is especially helpful as it can help cut feed costs drastically, and your chickens will be getting extra nutrients which means more big, beautiful eggs. And well…

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