Food question?

Auntiepets

In the Brooder
Jul 9, 2019
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My husband used to make beer. He no longer does and I have bags of different wheats and malts to get rid of, I was just wondering if I can feed any of it to my chickens? Thanks for the input!!
 

EggSighted4Life

Crossing the Road
5 Years
Apr 9, 2016
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Hi there, welcome to BYC! :frow

Lots of things (including wheat, barley, hops, etc) are fine to feed out as long as it is done as a treat, not to exceed 10% of their total daily intake of a formulated ration... in order to maintain vitamin and mineral/amino acids where they should be.

If they are still whole... you might even be able to sprout (fodder) them first... fed at day 3 or 7 is good. :)
 

slordaz

hatchaholic
5 Years
Apr 15, 2015
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Idaho
Hi welcome to BYC, eggcited to have you here. They will love you forever with them kind of treats, just remember not to exceed the 10% of daily feed as treats..

You could also mix them in a bucket filled half way with grains and finished with water, then stir 2 times a day, I do it when feeding they, then back fill as you take some out, some will start to sprout but makes more nutrition available to them than just feeding straight dry.
 

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