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  1. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    im confused. What are you asking?
     
  2. pbirdhaven

    pbirdhaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think sauerkraut versus the green stuff on leftovers that have been forgotten in the fridge.
     
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  3. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. BackyardBitten

    BackyardBitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  5. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    John
     
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  6. Thunder Chicken

    Thunder Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Relentlessly searching for a way to accomplish a task with the least physical effort is not lazy. Its productive. [​IMG]
     
  7. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    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 [​IMG]) 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.
     
  8. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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  9. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Wow I really think pullet too! At that age, my roos have a lot more comb showing, my girls have little or none.
     
  10. pginsber

    pginsber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank
    Thanks. It still sounds complicated. I'll prob stick with chicken chow until I master that.
     

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