Beet Pulp shreds w/Molasses ??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CK Chickadilly, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Can you feed this to chickens? [​IMG]

    I saw on the treat list you can give them beets & the greens but what about the shreds with the molasses?

    I buy it for the goats but was wondering if I they can share with the chickens? [​IMG]
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I can think of no reason why not. I know the beet pulp is often fed to cattle and there are certainly chickens hanging around cattle barns eating the gleanings. Seems to me something would hvae popped up in our knowledgebase by now if there were an issue.
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Oh good! I will try a small amt. tomorrow & see if they like it. Thanks for your help! [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We soak it in warm water for the goats.

    The chickens love it!
     
  5. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:I'll try it! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Well I tried soaking the beet pulp in warm water & the chickens didn't really care for it [​IMG] neither did the bucks [​IMG] but the Does loved it! [​IMG] Go figure!!!
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    And my birds L-O-V-E beets. Go double figure!
     
  8. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The beet pulp is what is left after the sugar is removed.

    It is important to soak it at least briefly first. The good news is that it can be a good way to get water into an animal along with its feed. I have no experience using it for chickens - just horses.
     
  9. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:Yeah, the horses liked it too!
     
  10. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beet pulp is a high fiber feedstuff used extensively in dairy cattle feeding as well as in horse feeds. Since it is a high fiber ingredient it is not utilized well in monogastrics like chickens and pigs.

    If you are trying to maximize feed intake and energy intake in cold weather I would NOT feed this to chickens as it will reduce the amount of total feed intake.

    Jim
     

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