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Fermenting Pellets

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by eagrbeavr, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Hello. I'm familiar with fermenting but I've never done it with pellets. I understand it can also be done. Who's done this. Can I expect anything different or no. Thanks in advance :)

  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    I ferment crumbles now, but have also fermented layer pellets. Seemed to work pretty much the same - they just break down when they come into contact with water.
  3. Thanks for the reply. Whats the consistency like. Farina maybe? Wow I haven't said Farina in years. Now I have a craving.
  4. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    LOL...yes, I like to get it to that consistency. The pellets really seem to absorb the water (I use dechlorinated so it won't interfere with the fermentation process), so it make take some time and tinkering to get the "right" proportion of pellets to water. Have fun!
  5. Thank you. That's what I needed to hear. Enjoy your evening
  6. KearsargeCoop

    KearsargeCoop In the Brooder

    Oct 2, 2016
    First post! Woot.

    Anyways, great topic. This has been something I've been wanting to learn more about to promote gut health in our layers. Not so interested in feeding my broilers fermented goodies (although I suppose I could). Have you noticed any difference in egg quality since you've started feeding them the fermented pellets? Cheers!
  7. Pendragonz

    Pendragonz Chirping

    Oct 10, 2015
    Ahhh, Michigan's great Upper Peninsula eh? I have used the fermented food for meaties and layers. Have liked the results with both, especially with the meaties. My current group of layers that I have on fermented feed have not started laying yet, so can't speak on the egg quality. I do like how healthy the birds are on the fermented food though. [​IMG]
    I'm from Michigan and always enjoyed trips into the U. P.

  8. I started fermenting the pellets and feeding it to the gals a few days ago. They seem to love it. Too soon for egg count tho. :)

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