beer grain?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tsagirl, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

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    My friend makes beer and uses barley to make that beer.........
    he was telling me that the barley that is left over is good for chickens.

    What are your thoughts, I got some from him to feed to the chickens.
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  2. LauraM

    LauraM In the Brooder

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    I just heard from someone that it is great to use.
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

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    I thought by the smell that most chicken layer was biproduct from distilleries.
     
  4. Tsagirl

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    ohhhhhhhhhhh maybe!
    that would be great! [​IMG]
     
  5. CalicoFarm

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    I would say it wouldn't hurt them. I went to the Jack Daniels distillery a few years back and they said that they sell the left over grain that they have to feed mills. They use it in cattle feed.
     
  6. The Spent Grains will he high in protein, but it is NOT balanced protein. It will be deficient in Lysine. Using it as a treat may be appropriate, but use judiciously as you don't want the birds to have an Amino Acid imbalance.
     

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