In the Brooder
- Sep 1, 2011
we get fresh/wet distillers grains from a small distillery for free, mostly wheat but some rye and some corn also. i layer it with whole grains (wheat and/or barley) and cover with water and ferment for a week for the pigs. i've also been feeding this to my birds since they seem to like it, along with some fodder and they also free range. they get free choice minerals and also a grit/calcium supplement. is there anything else they need? i've been trying to stay away from commercial chicken feed and prefer to make up my own. we're getting so much of the distillers grains ive filled the incubator with a test batch of barnyard chicks to see how they do on the grains alone for meat production for our personal use.