1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

FERMENTED FEEDING

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickNanny13, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,516
    133
    198
    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Ok, I know I've seen the thread on Fermented Feeding in the past, have tried it but it's been several years since I last had chickens, need a refresher....Feed + water an inch above feed + ACV (1T) + mix daily = fermented feed....Adding feed to replenish? I also did the ACV (1 T) in the water (gal), think it was? What I can't recall is can this be done with Chick Starter? Egg Maker? I'm in Hawaii so don't have to deal with Winter weather :) Thanks for any refresher course.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    21,479
    2,429
    458
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,516
    133
    198
    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Thank you
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,516
    133
    198
    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    Thank you. Most of what I've read were for "a lot" of chickens, I'll be getting 4 pullets (hatch Oct 14) so won't be needing much. The last time I made FF, used a plastic strainer (netting) which took forever to drain, read using "metal" not advised. Chick starter/egg maker is not so easy to drain as with grain, any advice?
     
  5. AuntNomi

    AuntNomi Chillin' With My Peeps

    547
    36
    98
    Aug 13, 2015
    Callahan, Florida!
    I use a 5 gallon plastic bucket. Mix a gallon of feed and a gallon of warm water let it set for a few days til fermented, and feed. When It gets low maybe like down to a feeding or so I add another gallon of feed and gallon of water. Stirring everyday. I have been advised against metal or glass containers. I use my plastic one I got from firehouse subs.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by