How much ferrnented feed should I be going thru ??? I have 3- 5 gallon buckets going,,,I dump 1 whole bucket in every day,,,they also still have dry food available, but do not eat much of it...the fermented feed they clean up every day,,,I only feed this once a day.....or should i say dump....the easiest way i found was to just dump it into a plastic sand box (the kind that looks like a turtle)...
I have really noticed a difference in the poop piles, they are solid piles instead of runny, .....just seems like to much since most say they only keep 1 bucket at a time......this is feeding about 10 roosters and about 35 hens....
for some reason i can not get hubbies meat birds to eat the fermented feed.
I use 4 1/2 FULL 5 gallon buckets daily for about 20 LF chickens, 5 geese, 26 adult ducks, 19 quail, 21 meat birds (almost butchering age), 3 adult turkeys, 3 grow out turkeys, 34 ducklings of various ages under 6 weeks old, 20 or so juveniles growing out, and another 20-30 chicks under 7 weeks old. Not sure what that breaks down to per bird, but I guarantee most of it goes to the meaties & juvies. We take about 7 gallons just to the meaties & grow-outs in 2 servings each day.
I didn't give my birds an option on the feed. If they get hungry they will eat it, then they will discover how good it is & won't eat dry any more.
You must not have very many birds. I have five 5 gal buckets going.
I just had to switch to a plastic barrel that holds 75lbs of feed.
Ask the bakery dept @ your grocery store for frosting tubs, they're either 3 or 5 gallons.
Mine sells them for $1
Okay, Today is day 21. I was not expecting chicks for another few days due to low temps. The first pip was just before noon yesterday. She was still alive when I checked her 2 hours ago. It looks like she broke her yolk. She is only half zipped, I will just hope she makes it. Three more pipped to zipped overnight between midnight and six. I stupidly let one drown. Those are all BCM. One EE is pipped. May be out by now. I will post pictures tonight.