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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Hecker tech, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Hecker tech

    Hecker tech New Egg

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    What is UP/ACV and how is it used?
    Can pelleted Brolier feed be fermented?
    Suggestion on feeding Tofu or some other alt?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UP/ACV= Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (with the "mother" in it)
    Anything can be fermented.
    I have no clue on Tofu or why you would want to add it.

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    I am assuming you are trying to figure out fermented feed? It is easier then it looks when you are reading about it and all the extra stuff people put in it. The basic recipe is:
    Get a 5 gallon food grade bucket (#2 in the triangle on the bottom), put in enough feed for a few days to a week, add twice as much water as you did feed and mix in, pour a "glug" (does not need to be exact) up/acv and mix, loosely cover with lid or cheese cloth and let sit for an hour. After an hour you want to stir it and add water if needed. I have found I like mine the consistency of oatmeal so it is easier to scoop out.

    After you have started a batch you need to stir it at least once a day. Anytime you remove feed you can add more feed and water. Because this is an ever going batch you will not need to add anymore up/acv as it will grow as needed. The more up/acv you start with the faster it will ferment. You do not need to wait until it ferments to feed it to your flock. At some point in time you will get a white/grey bubbly film on top. This is good fermentation, just stir it in. At that point it should smell like a slight sweet after vomit smell...it is NOT bad, you want this.
     

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