Dayna Williams wrote:Funny that this topic just came up again - several people have been discussing soaking (with mother vinegar) chicken feed on this Deep Bedding Thread, as well as this more in-depth one: Fermented Feed thread at Back Yard Chickens. It sounds like it's been incredibly successful, at least for Jay Green and a few others.
How do you know the poultry are eating less vs simply not liking it? Are they offered a conventional alternative taste test after a week eating the ferment?
Back in the day, long years ago, when I once fed commercial soy based chicken feed to my chickens, there came a hard, blowing rain one day while I was at work and the feed in the feeder got wet. It was hot weather and apparently the feed soured. Next day all my chickens were dead.