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    Oak groats vs soaked oats

    Do you soak groats like whole oats? Are they just as good as soaked oats, nutritionally speaking? Would you add the groats in your feed mix during moult, even if your scratch mix had oat groats in it?

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    No do not soak the groats/at least I never have or heard of anyone doing it.

    Groat are the heart of the oat with out the hull. No waste and expensive and hard to get in places. If this makes sense the oat groats are like feeding 2 or 3x's more oats cause no waste. Soaked fermented oats another type feed all together benefits wise. I'd feed both if possible. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    you can ferment any feed however whole oats seems the best. cigar

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    MY experience if you soak oat groats very long they will mostly melt away,

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    If I could afford it I'd feed my fowl 1/4 oat groats daily. Very good feed. And RHman is right you'll just have mush in a few days. Over night would be fine.

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

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    If I could afford it I'd feed my fowl 1/4 oat groats daily. Very good feed. And RHman is right you'll just have mush in a few days. Over night would be fine.
    So Mr mac do u think it would b better to feed 25 percent oat goats instead of soaked whole oats. What's your opinion

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    I bought a bag of oat groats to try out ... I don't think you can soak them , it's a mess to even try and wash them out and dry them like recommended ... chickens eat them just fine in a fresh wet mix .

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    Quote Originally Posted by Quapaw Kid View Post
    I bought a bag of oat groats to try out ... I don't think you can soak them , it's a mess to even try and wash them out and dry them like recommended ... chickens eat them just fine in a fresh wet mix .
    So do you'll think it's better to feed the oat goats instead of soaking the whole oats ?

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    Quote Originally Posted by steel city View Post
    So Mr mac do u think it would b better to feed 25 percent oat goats instead of soaked whole oats. What's your opinion
    personally I think the soaked oat are very bennificial. It seems it puts them on their toes and looking for the next feeding. But I do like oat groats.

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    I soak whole oats over night and mix with oat groats at feeding time ... I think that will be as good as it gets , but we'll see .

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    Ive heard some guys mention oat groats during keep, not many use it daily because of price and availability

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    Listen to Blu and RH man....They are correct

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    I found a seed place for parakeets and macaws and racing pigeons.. #25 pound bag of oat groats for $25..

    Also Bobs RedMill sells oat groats at grocery store, #29 ounce bag for $4..


    i need need to get some whole oats and soak em.. haven’t since end of summer..bodies fluctuate more it seems..

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    I use oat groats in keep feed. I can get it at Winco or Waremart. a buck something a pound.

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    Real oat groats look like wheat .. Hard to find but good feed .they call rolled oats a groat too but it's not the same.

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    Re: Oak groats vs soaked oats

    https://jones-seed.com/products/raw-...oats-25-lb-bag


    listen everybody I know this site is for “Gamefowl” and “cockers”.. the link above has nothing for chickens.. why not!! Seems they cater to everyone else but look oat groats..

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