Sauerkraut??????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shellybean40, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a jar of leftover sauerkraut in my fridge, and I was just wondering if it would be good for the chickens?? I was more worried about it being stringy than anything else. What do you think?
     
  2. bigdaddyabc

    bigdaddyabc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine ate it and "relished" it....sorry, couldn't help myself.
     
  3. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen with sour crop last week. There was an egg-sized mass in her crop that wasn't passing through. I fed her coconut oil and massaged the mass. I tried flushing it out with lots of water, but was unable to get her to throw any up. I gave her lots of my raw sauerkraut because it contains enzymes and probiotics to help in digestion. She's out running with the flock now.
    I'm thinking that the coconut oil, which has strong anti-bacterial properties, prevented a bacterial infection from the rotting food in her crop. The sauerkraut's enzymes and probiotics helped break down whatever was causing the blockage. Both strengthen the immune system.
     
  5. jomercer

    jomercer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd rinse it first to cut down on the salt.
     
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    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd be a little leery of the salt content, but a little probably won't hurt them.
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't worry about it being stringy, since it's been softened by cooking.
     

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