SO wait I added a little bit of the food that’s been fermenting for 3 days to the batch that hasn’t been fermented yet? Won’t this make the 3 day old stuff gross?You want enough fermented feed to feed out for that day and have a little left over to seed the next days batch so that it's ready in 8-24 hours (depending on the ambient temperature where it's sitting to ferment). I only have one container going.
All you need is your food, add about an equal amount of water then leave in a warm place for a few days to get it going. Feed out most of it, leave a little in the bottom, add more food, more water (warm water if the weather is cold) and leave it somewhere warm. Over summer I've fed out in the morning, then not refilled my container until late afternoon because it's been so hot. My ferment is beautiful and bubbly by morning.
Mine like it drier than it gets by pouring off liquid, that's why I add water and wait, add water until the spoon stands straight or falls slowly over lol. They won't eat anything wetter unless the feeder is slanted and it drains some. I figure that is just good stuff going to waste.