hey BW you will never believe what I found while snooping.. I mean looking for something.... in the shed this weekend!
it is a HUGE , tall steel barrell. about 4' or more tall I couldn't find the lid but this thing is so shiney.. it is full of stuff so I am not sure if the bottom is ok but I am going to sneak it out of there next weekend and try to find the oats for the recipe you sent me... if I can find it ...
will you post the recipe here? I don't think it is on here anywhere is it? you can either reply to this or start a new thread.. thanks in advance.. unless it is a secret recipe
I don`t want to burst your bubble--but only use plastic containers,due to chemical reactions.
I got this from Alan Butler as he sent it. I believe that the Red Cell is the type for dogs --not horses.Personally I would use Poultry-Lyte instead of the Red Cell, because Red Cell can burn your chickens up.
1) Get a thirty two gallon PLASTIC heavy duty garbage container with a lid. 2) Into this container add the following ingredients: 1 gallon of apple cider vinegar (not apple flavored vinegar) 1 lb of dark brown sugar 1 cup of RED CELL vitamins 1 12oz container of the cheap brand of ground cinnamon 1 packet of vitamin / electrolyte powder 4 qts of vegetable juice concentrate 3) fill the container half full of water and stir all the ingredients thoroughly. 4) add 100 lbs of whole re-cleaned oats 5) fill the container with water and cover. 6) after 24 hours add more water and do so everyday until the oats no longer soak it up.
I usually wait 5 to 7 days before I feed them depending on the outside temperature. I feed a mix that has 25% oats in it. With this mix they do not smell or "go bad". It seems to me from my experience with my fowl that the longer they soak the better the fowl love them.
You can adjust this amount to any amount you want to...this is the amount that I make at a time.
darn it! plastic huh? I will start looking for one then.
I am thinking this will be good for the ducks too? I am still trying to make sure they are healthy. all they eat is whole corn and layer pellets now. they don;t like going to the run because they have to walk around the barn to get there I guess hahaha. My ducks are sort of homebodies!!
BW did I tell you they sell whole oats at the feed mill in Rocky Mount? I asked a while back. she said she didn't know if it was what I was looking for or not. it don't cost too much either but I cant find a plastic barrel anywhere to do it I even posted on freecycle. for one..
you know when you ask for something on there you get all sorts of replies.. when I was going in the hospital I posted about the barrels and said I wanted to put feed in them blah blah.. i actually ahd someone reply and went on and on about critters and that the chickens would eat too much etc!! OMG!! I guess they keep their chickens outside and don't feed them or something LMAO!!
it would have been the same as the feeders they eat what they want.. well not lately. I started feeding them outside and just throw them some out now that the grass is turning green again. thank GOD spring is here. hope it stays warm!
Post by superchicken on Apr 6, 2006 6:06:42 GMT -5
You can try resturant services and get plastic drums used for food products.Yes at feed stores you can get the oats and usually other grains. Keep looking you will find what you need--also with the soaked oats just give then a 1/2 sup over their regular food--if it gets hot--use it in cojunction with their other food at higher amounts--chickens will eat what they want--if they start getting too fat , cut back on the amount of food you supply them.