SPENT GRAIN...BIRDS DONT LIKE IT ?

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  1. Oct 14, 2019 #1

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    I thought id put out a bit of the spent grain yesterday for my array of visitors that I get in the garden, of the wing species, and they don`t like it....i`m not sure why, as i`ve put out old oats before and they loved it...any ideas why they wouldn't like it, maybe its too sweet ?
     
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    I’ve also tried to leave it for the birds, my guess is all the sugars and good ness have been extracted and so the grain doesn’t appeal to their sense’s. I should imagine they couldn’t eat enough of it to get a decent nett energy return.
     
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    The chickens here just love the spent grains that I toss out for them.
     
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    +1 for the chickens, they even know when its brew day. Still quite a bit of sugar left in the grain.
     
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    Don't waste it! Dry, mill and make breadathumb.. (unless you need the eggs,,,,)
     
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    If I put it out back for birds they won't touch it - if I take it to the gooses they'll act all mardy then gobble it down like it's a blood sacrifice while screeching at me like I'm a villain for dumping it there.
     
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    I have tried it on the top of the bread, Paul Hollywood recipe, compost and chooks get to share it.

    "Grain gone in 60 seconds" Shouldn't that be geeses. ;)

    Tried it today, put a bit on the front lawn, the Magpies swooped down and stared at it for a while before getting stuck in. Went out and checked later they had just picked out the flaked corn.
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    Make some dog biscuits
     
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    Chickens aren't really birds though. THE'RE MINI DINOSAURS!!!
     
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    Shouldn't it be geese its like fish is the plural of fish Lol
     
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    Mine just goes on the compost. I've not seen any birds helping themselves (it's mainly pigeons round here as somebody nearby has a loft).
     
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    What sort of magpies are them....? They look like some sort of prehistoric bird form :laugh8::laugh8::laugh8:
     
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    Geese`s with a hyphen ? clapa:laugh8:
     
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    Just plain old geese is the plural athumb..
     
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    As is goose is the singular, or in Indian speak goosey goosey.
     
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    :laugh8::laugh8::laugh8:
     
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    Mine goes on compost, left before for animals to pick, but nothing touched it. I know farm animal can eat it, as some breweries pass their spent grain to farmers.
     
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    I put some of my spent grain in to the field next door, as the pheasants love it!
    None of the other birds do though and they all studiously avoid the bird tables until I put something decent on there
     
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    400 g goes with a kilo of flour to make bread and the rest goes to next door's chucks.
    If there's too much for both, it goes on the compost where it stinks to high heaven for days, but makes wonderful compost.
     
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    I use mine as a mulch in the garden and the only thing I have seen eat it is mice...
     

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