BUGS & sour feed wheat??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DLS, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. DLS

    DLS Songster

    I had a bag of feed wheat that got slammed with THOUSANDS of whevels 3 days ago. It was in a plastic garbage can .SO me being smart ( I thought) I filled it with water to drown the weavels. NOW it stinks sour smelling And is bubbling .BUT the bugs look dead.
    wonder if I could still use it for the chickens? maybe pour it out & let dry?
    what say ye??
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2008
  2. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Unless it's rotten...you should be able to dry it, then feed it to them, not all at once of course. It would be sprouted grain then, and that's pretty healthy. When I sprout grain, the water sometimes doesn't get changed when it should, and we all have been fine, as long as I rinse it good.

    Maybe someone will come along with a good reason why you shouldn't do this... don't sue me, OK?

  3. brahma-momma

    brahma-momma In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2008
    Burnside, Ky
    I would be careful of mold it will kill your chicks
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

    Sep 25, 2007
    I would think if it's sour smelling now, that means it's begun to ferment....I personally wouldn't chance feeding it to my birds. I had a similar situation, and I decided to dump it all. I took it to the back of my field & dumped it over the fence so none of my livestock could get to it.
  5. DLS

    DLS Songster

    I dumped it out DANG it stinks it is sour,. Will it still sprout?
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2008
  6. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    would weevils hurt chickens?

    they are bugs?

    Question: would feeding wheat with bugs in it, weevils (sp) hurt chickens? We farm, so this is a valuable guestion for me. Of course I wouldn't feed rotten grain that smelled or was moldy but if it had bugs? people feed meal worms, so what damage would weevils do?
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2008

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