How to Use up Sour Milk for Hen Food

Don't throw out that milk when it turns! It still has great potential as healthy hen food that will be returned to you as delicious eggs! This article explains how to best use it.

Steps

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    Pour the sour milk into a container with a lid. Put the lid over the milk to help generate heat and to cover the odor.
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    Place the container in a warm and sunny spot. If you can deal with any odors, place it indoors. If not, put it somewhere outside where it cannot be attacked by vermin.
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    Wait a few days. When the milk has solidified and become crumbly (about 3-4 days), it is ready to become chicken feed. Crumble it loosely and share with the hens! If preferred, place it into a feeding container of some sort to prevent it mingling with soil.

Tips

  • You might wish to wear gloves when handling the dried milk, to prevent leaving milky odor on your hands. Or, just wash well afterwards with warm water and soap.

Things You'll Need

  • Milk on the turn
  • Covered container suitable for outside use
  • Hens' feeding vessel

Article Info

Categories: Chickens