Chickens eating sauerkraut and kimchi?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dogkahuna, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. dogkahuna

    dogkahuna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm an avid fermenter, making my own sauerkraut, kimchi, vinegars, kombucha,etc. Can anyone think of reasons why chickens shouldn't eat fermented vegetables? I know many folks ferment grains and I use the same wild yeasts.

    I've read that hot spices don't register on a chicken's palate and my kimchi is pretty spicy. Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. Noreaster Egger

    Noreaster Egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's funny. I tried giving them those whole thai peppers. They took a couple bites and opened/closed their beaks like they had a bad taste on their tongue. I tried kimchi a few weeks ago and they had the same reaction to that. They eat their fermented feed and red bell peppers though. A good low-salt kraut would be interesting...real deal kombucha too...not some of that store bought garbage. Kefir may be another good one to try.
     
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