I have never been exposed to rolled barley before mixing my own feed. I bought some at one of the feed stores I go to- actually several bags. I have only opened one bag thus far. It smells kind of BAD. Like a little rancid or something? I can't really describe it. It is a terrible odor. Is this just the way barley is supposed to smell? I thought that the ground alfalfa meal that I bought awhile back smelled bad, too- the chickens wouldn't eat it and I threw it under the fruit trees. Is my nose just being persnickety? Am I too picky? Does anyone else think rolled barley smells bad? Or is my bag rancid and I should open my other bags to check them?