How long is chick starter good for ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by poultrykeeper08, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I have a half used 50 pound bag of chicks starter that i had fromt eh spring . Is it still good ?

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It's not going to have the full complement of vitamin content that it oughta.

    Personally I would not use it for chicks. If it is unmedicated, and *if* (big if) the contents are not at all dusty, rancid, mildewy, mushroomy or any other wise "off" smelling, you might gradually mix it into whatever you're feeding your grown chickens, just a bit at a time, to use it up.

    If there's any doubt, it's a good addition to the compost pile, with suitable carbon added (would be good in combination with coop cleanings, which because of the bedding tend to be somewhat carbon-biased).


  3. I would throw it at the adult chicken as a treat every so often until it is gone. No mold, meldew, dampness or bad smell and you should be o.k. .

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