Bugs in laying mesh feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by thenewsouth1921, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. thenewsouth1921

    thenewsouth1921 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a large quantity of laying mesh and put it in a big plastic box and stored it inside in normally temp controlled environment. It was there for months and with the recent weather changes, there are small spider looking bugs inside. I'm wondering will this be a problem for the hens if I feed them this? How to keep these pests out?
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    The feed is old and the nutritional value declines over time. The bugs also eat the feed and leave behind a lot of dust and bug poop, basically. I would buy smaller quantities that you can feed out in a shorter time span so feed stays fresher. It's not going to hurt your birds to feed them this feed, provided it's not moldy of course, but it may not contain optimum nutrition at this point.
     

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