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we just had a hot spell and now my organic scratch is filled with 'critters'  can i still feed it to the 'girls' or should i toss the bag?

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post #4 of 9

I would get a fresh bag hopefully from some other  seller. I know chickens eat bugs but, I'd wonder if the feed was improperly stored, and what else may be in the bag.  If it is very hot where you are and you have a large feeder that doesn't need frequent refills -  the heat may be causing bug eggs to hatch.  Or you don't use the amount of food fast enough to keep it fresh.   How do you store your feed.?

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:welcome  so glad you have joined us.

 

IMO toss the bag, you don't know where those bugs have been.  And if it is old, it may also have mold even if you don't see it.

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post #6 of 9

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I guess I'd be going back to wherever you bought the feed and take a sample of feed + bugs. I'd want either a refund (if you still have a receipt) or a fresh bag of feed. How are you storing the feed?

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post #7 of 9
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thanks everyone   the feed is stored in the bag it comes in which i place in 2 lawn and leaf bags then inside a metal garbage can.  Sue

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thanks everyone   the feed is stored in the bag it comes in which i place in 2 lawn and leaf bags then inside a metal garbage can.  Sue


That's how I would have stored it too. Sounds like the bugs were already there when you got the feed...not something that got in it because it wasn't stored properly.


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I would toss the feed or see if you can return it.  It isn't worth the risk.

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