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Is slightly moldy feed okay to give pullets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sozoed, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Sozoed

    Sozoed In the Brooder

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    Kept our feed in a sealed bucket that apparently wasn't so sealed. Recent rains came through, and much of the feed got wet. Sun dried it for about a week in large flat container, and most of it looks good. Can I safely give it to our birds?
     

  2. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

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    I would never intentionally give moldy food to any of my birds.
     
  3. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Songster

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    No, I would not risk feeding it, chickens are very affected by micotoxins from mold.
     
  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    I wouldn't. Have read on here where someone lost their whole flock because of molded food!! Better be safe than sorry!!
     
  5. Sozoed

    Sozoed In the Brooder

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    Thank you all! Into the compost it goes!
     
  6. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Songster

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    Just make sure the chickens can't get at the compost...[​IMG]
     
  7. KandiandJerry

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    Quote:X2
     

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Don't give moldy food ever - can kill them fast
     
  9. ECBW

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    Sounds like the feed got wet not mold and you saved the feed in time. If mold, you can see the discolor and fuzz.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

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