10 Foods to Ferment for Chickens
Chickens / Fermented Feed / Management

10 Foods to Ferment for Chickens

Soon after I began fermenting my chickens’ feed, I began experimenting with what I could ferment.  The fermentation process makes nutrients more available, increases digestibility, and promotes beneficial bacteria throughout the digestive tract, so I knew that it wouldn’t hurt to try fermenting foods that I already provided as treats.  (Read about the benefits of … Continue reading

Microorganisms at Work
Chickens / Fermented Feed / Management

Microorganisms at Work

Fermentation is an inconspicuously complex process.  Once thought to be a purely chemical reaction, fermentation is the work of hundreds of species of bacteria, yeasts, and molds consuming, excreting, reproducing, and dying off.  Each have their own ideal conditions under which they will grow and flourish.  By maintaining the right environment and introducing the species … Continue reading