For the week of 6 October 2014
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
There's a new thought-provoking article out from Environmental Management entitled, Making the Best of a Pest: The Potential for Using Invasive Zebra Mussel (Dreissena Polymorpha) Biomass as a Supplement to Commercial Chicken Feed. The authors fed ground dried zebra mussels to chickens for 14 days, showing that indeed the birds would eat such a supplement. Protein and caloric levels were lower than expected, however. You may read the full-text for free using the link below.
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager