SauerKraut is it ok to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Varisha, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Varisha

    Varisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just as the subject says...

    SauerKraut is it ok to feed?

    Have a little bit left over from a meal.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't think a little would probably hurt them, but I wouldn't give them very much because of the high salt content.
     
  3. Varisha

    Varisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] I will mix it up with the rest of thier snack feed and that should make it so any one bird does not get much at all.
     
  4. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens----------yea but in small quantities due to salt.

    Me----------------- Never! salt or no salt ! yuck! [​IMG]

    I love the quote in your signature line!
    Randy
     
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  5. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine loved it. i gave them left over kraut once, they gobbled it right up. i was afraid it would give them cabbagy-tasting eggs, but didn't seem to.
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

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    Only feed it to German chickens... (ha, ha) Actually, I think the pickling and salt would be not such a great idea for them.

    You have some left over, and they may like it, but that may not mean that you should definitely give it to them... Just my thoughts (which may be prejudiced because I hate sauerkraut.)
     
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  7. Varisha

    Varisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:*grin* yeah it's an aquired taste.

    I like the quote too [​IMG]
     
  8. Varisha

    Varisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a dash of German in me ... maybe that's why I like it every once and a while. [​IMG] Of course I also have Irish lines to, so for the safty of all I avoid bars!
     
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  9. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 comments:

    You should probably only give them sauerkraut if it's the "real" kind -- that's cabbage and salt that has been naturally fermented. If it's the "fake" kind (which is 95% of what's out there) which is essentially cabbage with vinegar and salt the vinegar is probably bad for them.

    Also, I read that Asian chickens that were fed KimChi (Asian version of sauerkraut but with more spices) did not get the Asian bird flu while others in the vicinity did. Hmmmm.

    If you want to know more about how good naturally fermented veggies are, for people especially, check out
    http://www.westonaprice.org/foodfeatures/lacto.html
     
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  10. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    the Asian chickens were probably not on feed that had the correct salt content already added.... I do not see the vinegar as a problem but the salt content makes what is otherwise a great "treat" dangerous.
     

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