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post #11 of 15

Thank you that helped ease my mind!

post #12 of 15

sweet, gonna start feeding my meat birds some in these last couple weeks before butcher.

post #13 of 15

monogastrics will happily ferment fermentable fiber in the gut, extracting vitamins, minerals, and short chain fatty acids which provide calories. Beet pulp has a lot of fermentable fibers, and it is normal that it will help chickens in small quantities. it is long fibers, cellulose, that does not help.

post #14 of 15

Feeding a high fiber to a monogastric animal will not only dilute nutrition but it will also increased the rate of passage through the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and less time for digestive enzymes to act.

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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George Washington

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post #15 of 15
This stuff is a good winter treat too. Mix I with hot water and a little honey and maybe some fruits or veggies tossed in and they'll destroy it
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