Using Kefir Whey for Livestock Nutrition
In my recent Kefir Yogurt recipe post, I mentioned there are many uses and parts of kefir. It truly is an amazing milk product, brimming with health benefits-and not just for people!
Whey is a powerhouse -a complete protein that contains all the essential amino acids. It is great for building muscle and detoxing the liver. Add it to your smoothies or take a shot for an immune boost!
Give it to your chickens! Yes- soak their scratch/feed in it and serve it up! They will LOVE it, trust me. We like to use it when we are not able to let them out to free-range so we can up their protein with an organic, natural product. You can give it to pigs, cats, and dogs as well.
Whey for Chickens
- Take your feeders and carefully fill ⅓ to ½ with scratch
- Carefully pour in the whey
- Let the whey sit for 30 minutes+ to allow the scratch to soak up the feed
- Serve to your chickens!
Don’t forget to buy your kefir grains first if you need to make your own Homemade Kefir! These are my favorite supplies:
(Buy your mason jars locally- so much cheaper than Amazon!)