Ever so slightly damp chicken feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PastaChickenBoo, May 19, 2017.

  1. PastaChickenBoo

    PastaChickenBoo Songster

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    So basically in my area a thunderstorm has started up with a bit of rain.
    Our chickens were outside in a pen when it began to rain and the feed became a bit dampish. Now they're in their coop eating the feed. Will my chooks be fine?
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Absolutely.
    There are quit a few of us that purposely feed out chickens wet feed, we ferment it.
    As long as it just "got" wet it should be fine.
    If it's been sitting for day mold could start growing and that would not be good.
     
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  3. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Yes, they will be perfectly fine and they will enjoy the change!
     
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  4. PastaChickenBoo

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    Our feed has only been damp for about 10 minutes, and not that damp.
     
  5. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    When not feeding fermented, I purposely fed the daily ration wet. I had a feeder with dry as back up in the coop. They always prefer wet and it cant hurt with hydration. Plus wet food, about the consistency of cooked oatmeal is harder to spill and waste.
     
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  6. lazy gardener

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    Depends on how much feed it is. If it's one of the big feeders that will hold a weeks worth of feed, it could easily get moldy. that could be toxic. if it's a day's worth of feed, it should be ok. If it's more, you might want to wet it to an oatmeal consistency and ferment it. You can read the how and why of FF by reading Tikki Jane's article in my signature.
     
  7. Noreaster Egger

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    I ferment feed for my adults, but I've been giving my week old chicks moist medicated chick starter. They prefer it over the dry version of the same feed.
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    I did the same, more flavor - less spilling:D
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

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    I wonder how come your signature line isn't blue and clickable right now?

    Maybe the link in mine is... :pop
     
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