We got a batch of 16 chicks from Asagi Hatchery last week to do a feeding trial with the azolla. I have been mixing it with their feed at about a 50:50 ratio and then letting it ferment for a day before feeding. Since the azolla is wet already, I don't need to add any extra water and it comes out at just the right consistency. They have been gobbling it up from Day 1 and I am going to keep track of their feed consumption to see how well they do. The ultimate goal is always going to be replacing imported feed with as many locally produced alternatives as possible.
We set up an 8x10 azolla pond for our layer hens that has been working out really well, so I thought I'd give it a try with a small batch of broilers before we step it up to a much larger scale on the farm.