Is this mold on my brand new feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by theacw, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. theacw

    theacw Songster

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    Merry christmas everyone!

    Just picked up 2 small bags of feed at fleet farm and some of it was caked together and it kind of looks white/fuzzy. Is it mold?

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  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

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    Looks like it.
     
  4. theacw

    theacw Songster

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    agh, I figured. Frustrating. Heading to get some new stuff now
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Take it back asap and get your money back.
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    Do you have a magnifying glass? Inspect it up close and see if the "fuzz" has legs and is moving. If so, it's not mold. It's grain mites. They're harmless, but they do indicate the feed is probably older than you want. Examine the expiration date on the feed sack if there is one. It may have been sitting on the shelf far too long.

    Take aart's advice and demand a refund or a fresher bag. I never, ever toss sales receipts, keeping them religiously in a large envelope for just such developments.
     
  7. binky1902

    binky1902 In the Brooder

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    Same thing happened to me, and after finding the date on the bag the grain was processing 6 months prior to me buying it. After that I've made a habit of finding the date and making sure it's not more than a couple months old at the most.
     

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