Make your own inexpensive livestock fodder growing system!

DIY Fodder System
Make your own inexpensive livestock fodder growing 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!

One of the main benefits of growing your own fodder is that you can control what your animals are eating. You can ensure that they are getting the nutrients they need, and avoid any harmful chemicals or additives that might be present in commercial feed. Another benefit is that it can save you money in the long run. Buying commercial feed can be expensive, especially if you have a large number of animals.

Growing your own fodder can help to offset these costs. Being independent in 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!

DIY Fodder System

You don’t need to have a dedicated area of cultivated land or any special equipment to do it. In fact, you can achieve high yields in just a very small area. All you need is some basic knowledge of horticulture and a little bit of effort, and you can easily grow your own fodder. 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!

There are a few things to keep in mind when setting up your growing system. First, you’ll need to choose the right type of seeds for your animals. Second, you’ll need to make sure that your room is well-ventilated, as fodder farms can produce a lot of dust. Finally, you’ll need to have a good shelving system in place so that your fodder can dry properly.

This 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!

Healthy food for your chooks!

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

This is due to the fact that organic and hydroponic methods of growth allow for greater control of the growing environment, resulting in a more nutrient-rich final product. In addition to the health benefits mentioned above, animals fed organic and hydroponic fodder also tend to have higher levels of immunity and resistance to disease.

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. If you are interested in the step-by-step instruction on how to successfully achieve this DIY growing system project then, you can get step-by-step instructions here



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