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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrbstephens, Feb 5, 2012.
I made some Kombucha and with my first batch I have a baby scoby. Can I feed it to the chickens?
I don't see why not. I would feed mine to the girls if I had one to throw out.
I would recommend keeping your younger scoby and tossing the old one though, depending on how old it is. Obviously if it if fairly new then keep it as it will make better Kombucha.
Oh really? Huh. Well, too late for that, but I can do it the next time around.
Of course. I don't know how old your scoby is but what I do is wait for a couple of new layers the form and then peel to oldest off and compost it. (now I will feed it to my chickens, but I didn't have them the last time I had a scoby to toss) You should make sure you have enough new scoby to make a strong kombucha, though. If you put a poor baby scoby in there all alone you will have a weaker kombucha.
What tea do you make your kombucha out of?
The "mother" from making ACV is tasty to them, too. But I have to cut it up for them. They're amazingly tough lol. My favorite kombucha is that made from English Breakfast tea, and I let it brew for a long, long time. I don't like sweet drinks.
I make mine from green tea. I find it makes a fizzier kombucha.
Galanie, you know that letting your kombucha go for a long time makes vinegar? You could use it for cleaning. I'm not saying don't drink it that way. lol Just a neat fact I learned in a homesteading book.
I so needed this thread, lol was just wondering if it would be okay to give my older SCOBY to my girls, seemed like it would be ok to, but ya never know.
I know my dogs love it, it never makes it to the compost pile. ( I was reading somewhere that putting a bit of booch in your pups water helps repel fleas/ticks) Wonder if it would be a good additive to chicks water, kinda like ACV?
I slice up my older scoby with a scissor and the chickens go crazy for it.
In my opinion, kombucha tastes a lot like vinegar anyway lol. Since I don't like sugary drinks, I've given my last scoby away but the chickens really did like it when I was giving them extras.
There is a stage in which I do like kombucha, just before it turns completely to vinegar. But even then, only in small amounts. Like a bit of a cordial, that's about all I want of it. Since I make my own ACV by the gallon I don't really need it for cleaning