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I think I read something about beet pulp and giving it to chickens I think it was in some recipe for them but I can't recall I had soft shell and I am giving the ones who had soft shell only one did a Ameracuana but all had to have it since they are all together.

    The deer people have this beet pulp stuff out when you taste it it is sweet I have heard of porridge and molassas to be given them  I don't give the scratch any more since I have been told it don't have anything for them it is a treat but just read to give them it for the winter sounds good. Is there anything else I can give them to keep them warm I like the chickens to gain a little bit of weight during the winter as do I have my dogs and cats and rabbits do this during the winter I feel it is like a layer of blubber as the whales to to insulate them MY OPNOIN truly.

    Rhayden

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Hard to read what you mean but I'm guessing you have one hen that was laying soft shelled eggs and you're thinking beet pulp would help? I don't know if it would or not. So far as fattening up, anything will "help keep them warm" if it's food and has calories, not just scratch or corn. That is a common misconception. I see nothing wrong with giving them whatever they'll eat so long as it's not poisonous or bad for them that way. Of course you'll want them to make their regular food be the highest percentage of anything they ingest.

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I did a little research on using beet pulp for poultry and you can definitely feed it to your chickens. But, make sure the pellets aren't to big for them to swallow and it should not be there only food source. Just use it as a supplement to there usual diet.

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it is ground up sugar beets and heat beans they love it. It is to be for deer but I read the ingredients and it seemed ok. I know a fat hen will lay well but in the winter they don't lay so I fugure it is ok to have a layer of fat.  It is called SUGAR BEET SMASH it is for dear

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What do you think I tasted it and it is sweet I had no ill effect and I feed my chickens nearly anything I eat so though I don't eat this but I bet it would be good in a broth (borsh) or a soup m.. that would be cool I got it for them.

   What do you think theyb have had it for a week I think I put feed out and they go nuts.

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We were at the fair not long ago and I noticed a kid (in the dairy barn) wetting down buckets of an odd looking feed.  Asked what it was and he said "beet pulp".  "Fattens them up" says he.  I got a pinch of it out of the bucket and tasted it. 

I realize this is not in the least helpful but I wanted to say it anyways.

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yes it is it fattens them up this is what I wanted to a degree not big and fat just some more weight for winter. No you did good if I may as if you tasted it what did it taste like? this didn't tasste like beets but it was sweet was it sweet to you or taste like beets this stuff I talk is in a powder what did you see pellets or powder?

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It was neither powder nor pellets.  It looked like it had been grated and dried.  It was not sweet at all to me.  I'm not sure chickens would eat this unless it had been soaked.  They were wetting it down for the cattle to eat...

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Beat Pulp you can get either Pelted or Shredded and with or with out Molasses.
Beat Pulp is used mainly as a roughage source. People will feed Shredded Beat Pulp to show type animals because either they needs more gut and spring of rib or because they looking sunk in.

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oh thanks for the input

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Beet pulp has been a fairly common horse feed for several years.  I feed it soaked to my horses.  Shreds soak far faster than pellets.  It's very digestible, very high-fiber and provides a good slow-release energy.  I would soak it to feed to chickens.  One good thing about beet pulp is that it can grow to seven times its weight when soaked, so a little goes a long way, especially if soaked in warm water.  Probably the kind without molasses would be the healthier one to feed to chickens but maybe a little molasses wouldn't kill them?  Basically, the molasses is the residue of what's left after the sugar beets have had all the sugar squashed out of them.  So it isn't quite like they pour a jar of black strap into the bag.

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