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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will feed four buckets of appropriate kitchen scraps to an animal(s). This means you are not feeding that animal any scraps that include members of its own species.



Here are some related articles on it:
 - Cutting Chicken Feed Bill by 100%
 - Feeding Pigs Kitchen Scraps
 - What Do Goats Really Eat?

This video and its description is an example of feeding appropriate kitchen scraps to animals.

Miles Smith Farm wrote: Grappone Center refrigerates kitchen scraps for our pigs and cows (no meat is allowed.)   We feed the kale, lettuce and veggies to the cattle and bread, pasta and pastries to the older sows and our boar, Bucky.





This video is a good example of feeding chickens appropriate kitchen scraps:



To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - you must feed appropriate kitchen scraps to an animal
 - you must share at least four buckets of kitchen scraps (bucket must be at least two gallons)

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a rough description of the kitchen scraps and how they're appropriate for the animal
 - post a picture of your four buckets of kitchen scraps
 - post a picture of an animal(s) eating your four buckets of kitchen scraps
 - OR a video of the kitchen scraps being brought out and the animal(s) eating it will suffice, too
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Is there a minimum bucket size?  My food scraps (compost) holder in the kitchen is about a gallon, would that work?
 
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Mike Jay wrote:Is there a minimum bucket size?  My food scraps (compost) holder in the kitchen is about a gallon, would that work?




Good question!  I updated the part about bucket size.

 
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Ok, I think I have this one completed.  I get organic food scraps each week from a nearby intentional community.  We also collect our own food scraps.  My bucket is about a gallon, theirs is 5 gallons.  The pictures represent two of my buckets and two of theirs (probably 3-4 gallons of food in each of their buckets) for a total of 8-10 gallons of food scraps.  They mainly consist of fruit and veggie scraps (apple cores, herb/green stalks, outer cabbage leaves, juicer pressings, peels, etc) with some egg shells mixed in.  They're appropriate for chickens because 1/3rd or more of their diet is supposed to be green stuff, 1/3 seeds and 1/3 meat (as I understand it) so this satisfies a bunch of their green needs and a small bit of their seed needs (melon seeds, apple seeds, etc).  The egg shells return some calcium into their system.

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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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