Fermented Food for Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MrsWeasley, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. MrsWeasley

    MrsWeasley Out Of The Brooder

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    I've read about fermenting food for older chickens, but what about doing this for chicks? Good idea? Bad? Done differently than for older chickens?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Just as good for the chicks as the adults. Be prepared for the mess they'll make though!
    Nikki
     
  3. LBKS

    LBKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious about this too. To add to the list of questions, would it be better to start them on chick starter first then transition them to FF, or do it right off? And would they need grit with it?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, I have forgot to add- you would make ut the same as the layer feed, just with their starter crumbles.
    LBKS- they wont need grit. The FF would be made from the normal dry feed, but wet to the point where its a mash because of the liquid needed during the fermentation process. You can start them right off with the FF, they'll love it!
    Nikki
     
  5. LBKS

    LBKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know, thanks funky chicken :)
     

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