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Starter/Grower crumbles with yeasty smell?

post #1 of 8
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First time chick person here! My first bag of chick feed was medicated Organic Manna Pro Starter Crumbles. Just bought a bag of Purina Starter/Grower from a feed store that's closer, just opened Purina bag to mix with the Manna Pro to switch, and the Purina has a yeasty (beer-like) smell. It's not overpowering, but the Manna Pro crumbles don't smell like that! Date on bag is April 8. Normal or not? Thanks!
post #2 of 8

do you see any mold in the feed?

 

April 8 2016 ?

 

that's pretty recent so it might be ok..

What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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post #3 of 8
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No mold, and it's dry. Doesn't have a year indicated--I just assumed it was this year. I'd rather that it back or toss it if it's not normal for it to have a yeasty smell tho...
post #4 of 8

for peace of mind

 

call the number on the bag and ask them

 

since it might be normal with Purina feed.. but for peace of mind i would encourage you to call them and ask

 

or you can return it to the store and get a new bag

 

but be sure to open the bag right in the store the 2nd time to check.. so you don't have to drive back and forth like this


Edited by BruceAZ - 5/26/16 at 9:55am
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post #5 of 8
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Purina says not normal and that sometimes is a result of dealer storing in too warm or damp conditions. Taking it back...
post #6 of 8

if you are picking up another bag of the same brand.. be sure to open it right there in the store after you paid for it.

 

since if needed you can exchange for another one right there and then .. no need to drive back and forth.

 

feed should be store in a cool and dry place but not all stores will do that :/

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post #7 of 8

I have always found Purina or any other commercial not organic brand smells that way. Nutrena Feather Fixer has a really gross smell!  I've said that for years, but everyone says it has to be old or bad.  Must have been that way at every store for 23+ years!  Local feed or organic commercial always has a sweet clean grain smell.  If the starter feed was organic, it was not medicated.

post #8 of 8
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Yes, sorry, stupid autocorrect. The original organic starter was unmedicated. Just went back to the manna pro unmedicated grower from the original dealer. Dealer #2 (who's about fifteen miles closer) I know stores all his feed in a non-climate controlled barn unfortunately, so won't be purchasing feed from there anymore.
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