Healthy feed for new flock

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Southgrandma, May 18, 2019.

  1. chkva

    chkva Songster

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    It doesn't sound like they were fermenting it either... It was a confusing thread to me and reading through all the comments is killing my eyes. I put ACV in mine and from what I've heard that can decrease the risk of bad bacteria.
     
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  2. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    Right, because simply wetting feed is not the same as fermentation occurring. I do a simple lacto-ferment but I swap out my containers, washing between batches and throwing away the uneaten bits.
     
  3. chkva

    chkva Songster

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    I heard if you use juice from old batch it makes the process faster... I may be wrong.
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    You are taking some risk in doing this, and botulism poisoning can occur. I'm not convinced that it's all worth the effort anyway, and feed crumble right out of the bag, dry. It's easier and works fine, no muss, no fuss.
    Mary
     
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  5. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Crowing

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    I read that too and plan on setting my liquid aside between washes. I'm more concerned with the residue that sits along the inside of the container, exposed to air, etc. I may get a few weeks in and ditch washing the containers altogether but for now I'm just being overly cautious.
     
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  6. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    Farm and Fleet has good food.
     
  7. flutemomc

    flutemomc Chirping

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    We use Scratch and Peck! it is on the pricier side but the girls LOVE it and we have never had any laying problems or bad molts!
     
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  8. EBertram

    EBertram Chirping

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    We also use scratch and peck. My aunt who has had chickens for years always comments on how pretty my chickens are. If azure standard has a drop off near you, you can get a 40 lb bag for less than what you pay for a 25 lb bag on the scratch and peck website.
     
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  9. Fatherdowling

    Fatherdowling Chirping

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    Hi, I'm a first time chicken daddy, and I highly recommend "Scratch and peck grower feed". It's entirely organic, no corn or soy, and the birds absolutely love it. The company recommends it for chickens 8 - 20 weeks old. It's a bit pricey, but in my humble opinion well worth the higher price.
     

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