Prebiotics / Resistant Starch for Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Noreaster Egger, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Noreaster Egger

    Noreaster Egger Songster

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    Does anyone here supplement their birds with resistant starch (RS)? For those unaware, RS is not very digestible in the digestive tract, but it moves on into the intestines to feed the good bacteria there. For people, good RS sources are green bananas/plantains, cooked and cooled potatoes/beans, and potato starch. I thought about getting some Bob's Red Mill unmodified potato starch to add to the chickens' feed. Has anyone else ever given their birds potato starch? I'm interested in the results.
     
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  2. Maeschak

    Maeschak Songster

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    I never have (never even thought about it!) but I am interested to hear any feed back.
     
  3. lazy gardener

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    Have you considered using fermented feed??? There's a link to an excellent article in my signature.
     
  4. Noreaster Egger

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    I've been fermenting since day 1...you and I have had some discussions on it in the big thread I believe. This is prebiotics whereas the fermented feed is probiotics. The resistant starch passes through the stomach and small intestine undigested and then goes into the colon to feed the good bacteria there in the gut.
     

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