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Fermented Feed

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Before we got our chicks I did a lot of research trying to figure out what is the best thing to feed. I ran across several blogs and forum posts on fermented feed. The problem with it was it was so complicated and my brain refused to wrap itself around the information in a way that I could understand. I just could not seem to “get it” let alone try and reproduce it!

Then I stumbled across a blog and I FINALLY got it. The blogger wrote a fantastic blog about fermented feed (and some other great topics). Here is the link http://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

Really you should go check her blog out!

Back on topic, here is what she said about fermented feed:

“Water + feed + 3 to 4 days for initial ferment. Stir. Wait. Stir. Wait. Lather, rinse, repeat.

If you’ve been strolling around the WWW, no doubt you’ve found a boat load of recipes for chicken foods to be fermented, and those using multiple buckets with holes drilled in the bottom; rotating them in and out so they always have a batch going.

Ya. That’s not going to happen on my planet. 😆 Ain’t nobody got time for that here!

So. Let me repeat.  Water + feed + 3 to 4 days for initial ferment.  Whatever you’re feeding now- ferment that. Add some water, stir, wait 3 to 4 days, stirring a few times a day. That’s really all there is to it.”

We are on day two 🙂


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