Flour went bad

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sc00ter4900, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Songster

    Jun 7, 2009
    Not moldy but had some white worms and crawly bugs in it. wasnt sure about being able to cook it up as pancakes and giving it to the girls instead of just throwing it out? Thanks Scotty

  2. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    craig county, VA
    I assume you mean the "girls" being the chickens.[​IMG] I would cook it up for them, it's not gonna hurt them.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Extra protein. Don't mix 'em up with your pancakes though. [​IMG]
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Absolutely - they'd love you for it. If it were me I'd probably sift out the bugs and give them to the girls live - they'll enjoy them the most that way and they're probably most nutritious then too. Then use the rest of the flour to make pancakes.

  5. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Cook it & feed it to the chickies!!

    Here's a way to prevent this in the future. Grain products are allowed a certain, very small, percentage of bug eggs. I know, it's gross, but it's true. Any grain-based product I buy, flour, oatmeal, rice, etc., I put in the freezer for at least 2 days. This kills all the insect eggs. Then I move the product to a plastic bin. That way, no other bug can get in. I buy rice & flour by 50 or 100 pound bags, and have not had any problems with bugs.
  6. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Central Iowa
    Those are meal worms witch are crack for chickens. Also, your flour is not necessarily bad. There is hardly a mill in the world that doesn't ship worms in their flour at some level. When you bring flour home from the store, put it in the freezer for a few days. If the worms are left to their own devices, they will develop into beetles. I raise meal worms for my chickens just for the entertainment value. [​IMG]

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