What about mash

ecogen

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First, how do you make mash. Is it as simple as taking your choice of crumbles and adding water? If so, to what consistency?

I assume it has to stay in the fridge- right, but how long?

Do you add other supplements to it like grit and oyster shell or is that stuff best left on its own?

Finally, is it just for chicks or adults as well? sorry for all the question.
 

JJMR794

Crowing
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Mar 2, 2009
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Thats Pretty Much It--- The Crumble Of Chioce Soaked In Water You Can Add Your Own Special Ingredients To It If You Like, But Babies Dont Need Or Shouldnt Have Grit Or Oyster Shell Yet....
 

kingmt

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May 1, 2009
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It might have not been the right thing to do but I just feed crumbs. I might do mash next time to see if they waste less.
 

shelleyd2008

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Mash keeps it in the bowl, instead of them knocking it out. I feed all my baby chicks mash, and I do keep it in the fridge. Reason being is that wet feed spoils, but if you make it fresh every time you don't have to refridgerate it. You want to add just enough water to make it wet, about the same level as the top of the feed. It will dry out in the fridge (if you make enough) which is fine, it's still smaller pieces. My blender makes it into part powder/part crumbles, so is basically worthless. If I had a grinder or food processor, I might do it that way, but mash is just as easy. They don't waste it at all, and they get mash until they go outside.
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