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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.
im confused. What are you asking?
Think sauerkraut versus the green stuff on leftovers that have been forgotten in the fridge.
Mold is a fungus that can be dangerous to chickens and humans. Fermenting feed involves creating an environment to encourage bacteria that start to break down the food to make it more easily digestible, thus making more of the nutrients in the food available to the chicken.
ok thanks!!! the more i think about, the more it makes since that maybe they around the corner from molting. i keep checking all times of the day since i just happen to be off work this week. thanks for the info!
Moldy feed is just that, wet or damp feed that has gone moldy.
Fermented feed is feed that has been fermented through the action of vinegar bacteria. Kind of like beer is fermented grain through the action of yeast.
There is a whole discussion thread about the subject on BYC. Just do a search.
Here's another one I found. http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.ca/p/fermented-feed.html
The only problem I have with it is that you can't just dump a bag of feed into a feed hopper and check it daily. You gotta scoop it out and feed it, while making the next batch each day or so. Lots of busy work. I'm lazy.
Relentlessly searching for a way to accomplish a task with the least physical effort is not lazy. Its productive.
Looks fantastic! I will be doing the same for my shed coop. (currently stuffed full of hay)
She looks just precious! Orps usually are very laid back and seem to be lower in pecking order (except the roos ) If she is left out, you might consider a silkie, or a cochin.They seem to be very sweet as hens. OEGs are people friendly and sweet but very dominant, same for the sebright.
Wow I really think pullet too! At that age, my roos have a lot more comb showing, my girls have little or none.
Thanks. It still sounds complicated. I'll prob stick with chicken chow until I master that.