I feel like a DA

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dianer29, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my Silkies their feed 2x a day along with other food. My question is:am I supposed to moisten their feed? I currently feed them feed from Countryside(organic feed store). Feeling dumber than--------------- today!I read somewhere on a link off the byc blog that you are supposed to do that?!?!
     
  2. detali

    detali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moisten the feed?
    Whatever for?

    They can go over to the waterer if they need a drink. Moist feed can ferment in warm climates or freeze in cold climates. Neither makes good feed for the chickens. I had a neighbor once who let his feed get moist. It fermented and his chickens got drunk eating it. Ever see a drunken chicken stumble about?
     
  3. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    I am sure feed is meant to given dry...but lots of people moisten it or wet it to make it into a mash for them. I know I do it in the cold weather and they love it! But I would not do it in the warmer months due to bacterial growth.

    I only give them enough that they can finish in 3 hours. Then it goes away.
     
  4. dianer29

    dianer29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you both for your responses like I said I felt like a da there for a minute..lol
     

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