We're going strong with the ff here! I have a two bucket system and ferment my layer feed. I have a batch of 6 week old chicks and I tried to ferment their starter when they were peeps, but they wouldn't even touch it! None of my tricks worked. Soon as I put them out with the flock, only took them half a second to copy the others. Now everyone devours it like its crack. I had gotten in the habit of just dumping some in the feeder and not going back 15 minutes later to take in what they didn't eat. I was going through a lot of feed. As soon as I started doing that again, they started ranging over about 2-3 acres instead of hanging around the yard all day. My girls have finally started laying as of a month or so ago. I'm up to 5/9 laying. They have awesome strong shells and huge dark orange yolks. The tastiest eggs I've ever had. And that's saying something since I've been buying eggs from the neighbor who grows his own organic grain for his hens. I don't see how he could ferment though because he runs such large numbers and while they aren't caged, they are in chicken houses. They do have fresh air, sunshine, and a chance to get out in a lot. I think it's the fermenting, bugs, and greens my chooks get. I hope to start buying feed from him, and once I get that fermenting, well, I'll have it just about perfect scenario. Thanks so much for all the advice everyone!