Someone gave me oodles- I mean OODLES!- of alfalfa seeds for sprouting. They are kinda old (their description, LOL!) and the first trial I ran at sprouting some, didn't get much of them sprouted at all. I don't know if it's because my daughter, who had asked to help, forgot to rinse them, or what. They are vacuum sealed in "nitrogen pack" in #10 cans. I guess someone went nuts preparing for y2k? I had been thinking of using some of them to sprout and eat, and plant some as winter covering in the garden, to cut and give to the chickens and rabbits later on. Is there anything I could do that might help them along a little? If they are indeed "dead", what else could I do with them to not "waste" them? Can the chickens eat them? Scatter them on the ground and hope some of them will grow into "lawn"? Compost them for the garden? Sprinkle them on salads for the "crunch"? LOL! Seriously- I need some ideas on what I can do with ALL THESE SEEDS! I have 14 cans full of them!