Help! Is this feed bad?

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  1. SherriSue

    SherriSue New Egg

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    Hi All!

    I have 99 hens from age 6 months to 3 years. We bought 5 bags of Dumor pellet feed tonight at our local TSC. We have always bought this brand,

    THESE BAGS WERE ALL OPENED TONIGHT AND I THINK SOMETHING IS WRONG.

    Inside each bag there are some green colored pellets. Never saw that in this brand of feed before. One bag had the green looking pellets and something that almost looked like mold. I have photos.

    Should I feed this to the flock or is this bad feed? I called Dumor but they are closed. I will try back in the morning.
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    Sherri
     
  2. mrs buff laced

    mrs buff laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like morning dew or rain got in there..... Because the feed looks clumped up and yes that could be possible mold.... I suggest not feeding it to your chickens and getting better feed containers.... I use metal trash cans and buy feed in bulk to fill them up....I also made cute little symbols to go on them to tell the feeds apart... but that's just me!

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  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Take them back to TSC for refund and get new feed. Might have gotten wet in storage?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I would return them to the store for a refund. If this is the brand you normally use, and it looks different, no need to take a chance. Moldy feed can poisson your chickens. Clumps, off color feed, and especially a moldy odor should be sign to not use it.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X2. Return that.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Don't take chances with your flock. Moldy food should NEVER be fed to chickens.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X5, return the feed,
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, return the feed. Moldy feed is very toxic to chickens and can kill them.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I, too, would return that feed. Moldy feed is quite dangerous for chickens, and can easily kill them.
     

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