Can I Ferment Grass With My Grains?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by OrangeJuice, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. OrangeJuice

    OrangeJuice In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Can grass be fermented the same way as grains a veggies?
    My chickens dont get much green stuff in the winter because they for some reason never wander further than 50ft from the coop and since the coop is in the forest no grass grows in that area.
    I have been picking 5 gallon bucket fulls of grass from the pasture for them every couple days but things could be made way easier for me if it could be fermented.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I wouldn't do it.
    In fact, IMHO, grass isn't a favorite green for chickens. When I rotate pastures, grass is the only thing left when I move the chickens out. I plant a lot of turnips, radish, beets, peas, clover, alfalfa and buckwheat. They eat that up.
    If you really want them to have greens, you could sprout some grains or sunflower seed and grow a bit of fodder or just give them the sprouted seed.
    I ferment feed and some grain but nothing green. If I have tender greens, it goes straight to the chickens and I don't think it would benefit from fermenting.
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