Wheat for chickens

in #homesteading2 years ago

As a additional feed we give our hens wheat, more precisely we gave. The other day the wheat was over and I went to my neighbor to change a dozen eggs for a bucket of wheat. But it turned out that he had already sold all his wheat.

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I did not want to buy grain at all, but suddenly there was a way out. The road to the forest, where I drive for firewood, runs through wheat fields.

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At the edge of the field, someone made a path and broke a bunch of wheat ears. No combine harvester will not collect them and they will just rotting lying in the ground.

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So without hesitation I filled bucket with broken wheat ears from the ground.

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Chickens didn't understand the joke. And cautiously looked at the wheat ears, but when we crumbled grain, they quickly set up to work.

On the way back from the forest, I noticed in the middle of a wheat field a few more places with traces of cars, I think there can be collected one more bucket, and there already a harvest season will come and then I will be able to change eggs for grain or I will get rich and I will buy the railway wagon of grain :)

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There's something so nice and humble, and connected, to cautiously collect the wheat that is already damaged and to USE IT to make your chickens fat & happy. You're already rich. :)

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