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I have been all through BYC looking up info for the past few months. So much great stuff here it is adicting! I adopted a mixed flock from a friend who was moving. Have Dark Cornish, White and Partridge Cochin, Barnvelder, Appenzeller Spitzhauben (my favorite), Golden Lakenvelder and a Black Sexlink. I have experimented with fermented feed and the girls were loving it when I was using whole and cracked grains and split peas. The started molting so I bought pelleted feather fixer to help. When I fermented this stuff it gave off an odor like baby vomit and they turned up their beaks at it. I stopped fermenting for now. Is this normal? Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to backyard chickens from Ontario Canada!:welcome 

 

 

 

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Edited by chicken4prez - 11/10/15 at 6:08pm

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Is exited to hatch chicks this spring! 

I'm a teen with 25 beautiful chickens and a Wonderful and Almighty God!!! I also have three cats, one fish and four budgies. 

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. Matthew 23:37

 
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:welcome

 

I've never tried the Feather Fixer but if it smells that bad, it might taste bad too. Will they eat it if you don't ferment it? If they will, I'd skip the fermenting the FF.

 

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

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Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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I have never fermented feed so I am not sure if their reaction is normal or not. Sorry!

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They do eat it when it is not fermented. But probably won't purchase it again.
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I don't know anything about fermented food  but, I've have noticed there is a thread about it   If you put  that in the search box, it should pop up.

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