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Fermenting question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by odysseychicken, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been researching organic feeds that I can buy locally. I am hoping to offer the girls free access to it dry and feed them fermented a few times a week. There are not many organic feeds available locally and the ones that are available have yeast as an ingredient. I have read that you should not add yeast when fermenting feed. So, are feeds with yeasts in them not suitable for fermenting?

    In case anyone is wondering, the brands are:

    Green Mountain
    and
    Central Connecticut Co-op

    Thanks
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    It could still be fermented, the yeast won't hurt anything. Why would you only want to feed FF a couple of times a week?
     
  3. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, it may be more than a couple times a week. I want them to also be used to eating it dry because there are time that I will be out of town for a few days. They will only have access to dry at those times.
     

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