spent grain, just a thought

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hermiesbirdies, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. hermiesbirdies

    hermiesbirdies Out Of The Brooder

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    in using grain to make beer, the yeast converts a portion of the starch in the grain, to sugar and makes the alchohol from the converted sugar.

    so if grain has some of its starch used in brewing, that should mean the protien percentage in the protein/starch ratio should be higher than regular grain. the only problem is that the grain is heated before the fermentation so I dont know if the heat breaks down the protiens or not.

    you chemical and biological people out there, does this sound plausible?
     
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I don't know any of the chemistry of it, but I do buy leftover mash from a local beer brewery and feed it to my livestock, chickens included. They love it.
     
  3. hermiesbirdies

    hermiesbirdies Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you give it as a treat or primary feed?


    do you have layers or meaties?

    do you notice any difference in the laying or the weight of the birds?
     
  4. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The spent grains will have a proetin content in the 30% range and fat around 10%. However the protein does not have a good Amino Acid mixture, it is woefully in adequate in lysine. You can use it as a supplement but not as the sole ration.

    Jim
     

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