Tempeh for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KansasKate, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. KansasKate

    KansasKate Out Of The Brooder

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    Crazy question....hubby got some tempeh for dinner, and didn't like it. It isn't bad, just not the flavor we were used to. Can I feed it to the chooks?
     
  2. KansasKate

    KansasKate Out Of The Brooder

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    For assistance this from From Wikipedia:

    Tempeh begins with whole soybeans, which are softened by soaking and dehulled, then partly cooked. Specialty tempehs may be made from other types of beans, wheat, or may include a mixture of beans and whole grains.
    A mild acidulent, usually vinegar, may be added in order to lower the pH and create a selective environment that favors the growth of the tempeh mold over competitors. A fermentation starter containing the spores of fungus Rhizopus oligosporus is mixed in. The beans are spread into a thin layer and are allowed to ferment for 24 to 36 hours at a temperature around 30 °C (86 °F). In good tempeh, the beans are knitted together by a mat of white mycelia.
     

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