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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
Can you share a picture of them
I have 5 quail, 3 pekins, 9 cornish cross, 4 leghorns, 3 light brahmas, 2 ams, 3 mixed, 1 silkie roo, 9 teenageish silkies, 2 MF D'Uccle, 3 turkeys. Then for the growouts, I have 6 serama (more teenagish), 6 marans, 4 larger poults, 6 smaller poults, 2 mallards, 1 superblue, a buff orp chick, silkie chick and a few leghorn chicks. 400lbs lasts about 5 weeks, but I free-range and ferment their feed and they get ALL scraps from the house.
OMG button quail!!! They are awesome!! We used to own a pair... but the male raped the female to death :/ We didn't now at the time 2:1 ratio lol
Does anyone want to tell me about fermented feed? Purpose? How?
not far from you I'm near Meadville PA
Yeah, I don't have anywhere for loose feed either. :/ I can only handle about 400lbs at a time. I put it all in the garage, but still, after the 3rd 100lb bag, I start to get a little tired, LOL. My car could easily handle more than 400lbs, but that's all the more I can handle. I could probably get half a ton in my car pretty easily, more if I decided to put some inside the car, but I prefer to use the bed only.
Hi from Lebanon!
I do mine the lazy man's way. I just use dry yeast to ferment it. At $4/2lbs, it's worth it, since 1lb will last about 6 months. It cuts the feed bill down by quite a bit actually. I'd say I feed about 75% if I feed fermented and 100% if I feed just wet. For the yeast method, I just put my mash in, sprinkle some yeast on top, mix it a bit, then add warm water and let it sit for a few hours (or feed immediately and use a little more yeast if I've been lazy or busy for that feeding). I like this method better than using ACV and having to strain everything and having buckets sitting around for days. With as much feed as I go through, I'd have to have 15 buckets sitting around every day for the other method.
isnt that where the big medevil fest is? along 79?