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I've been heavily researching "tree fodder" and came across this interesting factoid:

Mulberry leaves contain b-carotene, which can be converted with varying efficiency by animals to vitamin A and the xanthophylls, which can be a good source of the pigmentation of egg yolk (Moller et al., 2000;

 
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Have you hatched any chicks that the hens were fed fermented feed? I am curious to know if there is a difference there as well.
Was that question constructed properly?

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I like that question Randy.
 
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a customer posted this on facebook

the left is a organic cage free / free range egg from the store, the right is our egg. organic (no soy) free range, caged at night/parts of winter.



and we havent been able to let them out as much as weve wanted
 
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I'd like to hear from more people about fermenting chicken feed.  What is in your mix, and how do you do the fermenting?
 
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Rick Roman wrote:Hi Nancy,  Super worms  are like Mealworms, just much larger.  Both species are larvae of the Darkling beetle. They are raised commercially to  feed  reptiles or fish and can be purchased at most pet stores.  I buy the Super Worms during the winter as treats for my small flock of chickens... they love them.  You can raise Super Worms, but the life cycle takes a long time (close to a year).

but once they get established you have ALOT of mealworms! i can harvest 100 a week out of my 2yr old colony and it doesn't really go down . i put a large heat mat under the tote so they grow/ reproduce faster.
 
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