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Ewwww, what are these?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bawkbawkbawk, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I keep scratch for my hens in a plastic container. I just opened the lid and all these nasty bugs appeared. What are they? Do I have to throw everything away?[​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ugh. Thank you. Gross.
     
  4. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens love bugs. Extra protein
     
  5. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a positive way to look at it!
     
  6. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to throw away the feed.

    The bugs are not dangerous to your chickens.. but they have spoiled the feed.. with they dropping and lava.. making it loose its nutrients... and the bugs poop and any dead or rotting bugs will be dangerous to the chickens.

    Its best to only buy small quantities of feed so it can be consumed before any bugs start to breed in it.. also NEVER mix new feed with old.. like adding new feed to a feed bin that already has some food in it... otherwise you have no way of knowing how fresh the older stuff is.
     
  7. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever seen a chicken chase a bug ie cricket grasshopper lizard I even feed mine live meal worms and they are still alive a healthy. And the larva my chickens love the larva of flies. Oh my maggot feast.
     

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