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Old 01-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Locally backyard raised eggs are really in vogue right now. I don't have chickens but I have buddies that do. Recently they've been more than happy to give me a dozen eggs for my spent grains. Figure that's better than dumping it in my compost, something I was doing till it dawned on me to talk to my chicken friends.

Thought I'd pass on the idea in case anyone else has the opportunity and hasn't thought of it.

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Other people have done much the same, but a new thread on the subject can't hurt. Spent grains are very high in protein because we mash out all of the starches.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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I will try for an exchange with the egg seller at my weekend farmer market. thanks.

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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Are the chickens eating them?

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Are the chickens eating them?
yep

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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i gotta try this.

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for posting this. I do have buddies that are raising chickens. I din't necessary care about getting anything out of it. It's just a lot of grain to be putting in to the compost bin or the trash bin.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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FYI - Chickens will eat almost anything!

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:50 AM   #9
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I give my spent grains to chickens as well. They really like them. Even more than regular chicken feed.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:51 AM   #10
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Thats cool it works for chickens. I can dump spent grain on the ground and the birds around here don't even peck at it. Are they mixing it with more palatable food?

 
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