Chickens eating sauerkraut and kimchi?

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

  1. dogkahuna

    dogkahuna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2015
    Southworth, WA
    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

    May 22, 2016
    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.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017

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