FERMENTED FEEDS...anyone using them?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Beekissed, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. kile529

    kile529 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2011
    It actually smells like sourdough. I wasn't sure at first if I'd recognize the smell, but yep! Sure did! Lol
  2. IAFarmGirl

    IAFarmGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2012
    South Central Iowa
    Ruminants have been getting fermented feed for hundreds of years. Silage is a fermented feed and almost all the beef you find in the stores has been fed silage. Most use corn silage or hay silage and I am sure there are others but I can't think of them.
  3. chickengirl1193

    chickengirl1193 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2013
    north Jersey
    Ohkay that makes sense, I read about feeding silage.I wasnt sure I wpuld do it correctly tho
  4. scopechick

    scopechick Out Of The Brooder

    So, I am starting my chicks off right on fermented feed....they are loving it! However, this morning Inwent to fill up the feeder and there was mold on the top of the feed. I scooped out a good portion til I had nothing but mold-free feed and then fed them......will that be ok? Hsve now moved feed bucket to cooler part of the house.
  5. kpgoldstar

    kpgoldstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2013
    West Coast of Arizona
    Are you sure it was mold and not scoby? The white filmy substance at the top of the feed is the good stuff that you should stir into the FF.
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  6. If you have a lid on yours, that would be the SCOBY. Mold will have hair......
  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Just stir that in before you feed next time...most likely not mold.
  8. scopechick

    scopechick Out Of The Brooder

    Well, pretty sure it was mold and not scoby. They are absolutley gulping down the ff so I don't think there is any issue....ofther than the clumps of ff on their toes making them look like they have frog feet! One even seems to have layed in it and her breast down is all matted. Tried to wash it out this afternoon and had a little bit of success but at least they seem to love it!
  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Pssttt! [​IMG] Whenever I see mold on the sides of my bucket or on my scoop, I make sure it gets included into the feed and stirred in real good. Then I feed it to my chickens. Been doing it that way for 2 years now and not one chicken has keeled over and died.
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  10. beverly evans

    beverly evans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013

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