Quote: Actually, though they may help with digestion, the proteins and sugars will remain the same and will still be under utilized and undigested in their current state...so it yields little to add it to the feed to improve the performance of the feed itself, as it simply will not do so. My coop is that far from my house as well, so I store my feed in a trash can by the coop and carry water to the coop and keep the FF in the coop for most of the year. Last year I kept it in the house and just carried ice cream buckets of dry feed to the house to replenish the mix and then carried an ice cream bucket back to the coop each morning to feed. This year I'll be plugging in a heated bucket for the coop and keep the FF there. I have extension cords run from the house to the coop for electricity there. Currently we have temps into the 30s here and in the 60s and 70s in the day, but the feed is still fermenting well in the coop at present. I'm not sure what you are doing with the FF to turn them off it, but most report their chickens are mobbing them for the FF...as are mine. There has never been a time they aren't excited about the FF and WAY more excited than they ever got for dry feeds.