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Brewers mash for feed

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I saw someone local selling brewers mash to feed to chickens or livestock. Has anyone ever done this? Does it make good feed?

If someone local is trying to sell this stuff as feed where would be a better place to pick some up.

 

What are your guys thoughts on this and if you use it where do you get it.

 

this is the advertisement that I was reading....

 

"500+ pounds fresh brewers mash

Oats barley hops 42% protein 70% moisture 2 week shelf life high fiber loaded with minerals(can provide lab analysis report) I feed rabbits goats hogs calfs dogs horses chickens ***use @ your own risk u will need to protect this perishable feed source from light, trapping moisture and insects*** store in the shade or spread out and dry it on tarps in front of fans. Comes in 55 gal drums

Feed everything u own put cheap weight on your livestock "

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I have fed my chickens Dried Distiller's Grain or DDG. I know here in ethanol country we have lots of distiller's grain, wet and dry. There are articles on-line for feeding DDG. Studies show no more than 3% of DDG added to regular feed will add weight to your broilers and eggs from your layers. More than 3 or 4% added to regular feed, according to studies, is detrimental and can cause negative weight gain and less eggs. One thing I would worry about with wet distiller's mash is mold developing, plus 500 lbs. is a lot for a feed supplement.

It's pretty simple...having chickens is work, but lots of fun.

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It's pretty simple...having chickens is work, but lots of fun.

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