Taste/Texture of birds on Fermented Feed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Island Roo, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Island Roo

    Island Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I 've seen comments scattered across some other thread about the taste of chicken that were fed fermented feed. I thought it would be interesting to collect peoples comments in one place.

    This thread is about the final product.

    If you want to discuss or learn about the fermenting process start with this thread (the later posts go a bit off topic):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644300/fermenting-feed-for-meat-birds

    This is what I have noticed compared to non-fermented:
    - The chicken has very little smell before cooking
    - The cooked meat has a very clean taste - sweet and juicy
    - After a couple of days in the fridge the leftovers still taste like chicken without the strange over tones that I notice in non-fermented.

    There must be a difference - the people I sell to are lining up for the first batch this spring. Many of them comment on the taste compared to other small farm chicken.
     

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