Chick feed smells like citronella

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ravens Haven, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 500lb of chick starter and a bag of it smells like citronella, is this a bad thing??
     
  2. islpet

    islpet Out Of The Brooder

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    It's probably going bad.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I sure hope that was a typo!!! 500 pounds? Hope you meant 50. That would be bad enough. Take it back.
     
  4. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I said 500lbs, I just purchased 27 meat birds and needed chick feed for them.

    I figure I am suppose to keep them on it til killing age.
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Chick starter has always had a "different" smell to me... I would contact where you got it from and get it resolved asap. The longer you wait, means the less they will want to fix the problem
     
  6. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why not take back that portion to the feed supplier and ask them for sure. They are the only one that can do anything about it. Citronella I thought is poison so I would be careful and trust your instincts.
     

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