How Long...?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by enggass, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    If I were to get some Countryside Naturals feed, kep it dry and in a trash can in bags, how long do you think it would keep?
    I want to get 150lbs (bulk split order with friend) and use about 50lbs per month. Will it last 3 months?
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    The best people to ask would be the manufacturer of the feed. Feed does have expiration dates, at least horse feed does, so I am assuming that other animal feeds would too. Check to see if there is a web site for the feed company. Oh and let us know what you find out! Peronally I think it would if was fresh feed to start with.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I do know that the Fertrell Minerals (I think Countryside uses them) are supposed to be good for 6 months for layers & 4 months for broilers, before they need a boost, so I would think storing the feed for 3 months would be OK.
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Somewhere on the lable or bag will be a "date of manufacture"
    The shelf life starts then.

    Some companies use a code rather than just printing a date anyone can read. If you can't find it , call the company and ask them where it is and how to interpret it

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