Quote:Here's a nice link discussing the shortcomings of barley (scroll down to see). http://www.ca.uky.edu/smallflocks/Feed_ingredients/Grains.html I do feed barley in my feed mix (see my BYC page if interested) and they eat it happily. I am sure to keep oats and barley together less than 15% of the total feed as I read that was good (somewhere on internet). I just today threw out a bag of BOSS that had gone moldy. I had put it in a plastic bin on the floor of the garage (big mistake) and it was a total loss. All my other feed stays nice and fresh in galvanized trash cans on pallets in our insulated garage. No problems with mold, etc. gophert- I have a small flock of bantams (and 2 LF) but the feed just keeps so well as described above in the cans that I don't have a problem. See my BYC page if interested for my mix. Stonecottagefarm- sounds like a nice thing to buy in bulk!