The animals around here are spoiled. The chickens, ducks, guineas and pigs get fermented grains as their daily ration. They also get homemade kefir and various supplements to keep them healthy. There are all manner of vegetables grown in the garden just for feeding the animals, in fact I have a good deal of kale for the chickens this winter.
In mid July, I planted a ton of zucchini plants, mainly for feeding to the pigs. When I harvested the lot before frost, I ended up with around 60-70 lbs of them. Yesterday I set to work grating and fermenting much of what was left for the chickens and for us this winter.
Fermenting will add probiotics and make the nutrients easier to absorb. No doubt the chickens are going to be happy as clams this winter when they get their first ration.
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