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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by backdoorchicken, Sep 20, 2009.
is that a big deal or does it really matter?
If it's too much trouble to take it back, if you have DE, just dump a cup or two in the bag, stir it around and close the bag. Or freeze it. They'll all be dead. I'd complain to the store, though. Bugs deplete the nutritional value of feed and ground it to powder.
If it is just a few bugs probably not a problem. That said I would take it back and get better scratch, open the bag before leaving. I would not feed my chickens it because of the bug waste in it. And who knows how old it is, if it is infested.
i think the bugs got into it in my shed. it's not a big bag so i may just toss it.
I wouldn't consider it a big deal. Extra protien for the chickens. I mean, come on, chickens ummm, eat bugs!
just feed it...their already eating bugs
Quote:That was my thought. Yay...extra protein.
I found one bag like that a couple months ago. I was a little irritated with the store I bought it from, but the chickens didn't seem to care.
It kind of reminded me of a story my old best friend told me from her work. She used to work at the local movie cinemas as a manager. After the rush of people went through, one of her employees came to her in a panick. Apparently their batch of popcorn they were serving had weevils in it. Instead of having a scene straight out of "Stand By Me" (the pie scene anyone?? ), she decided to have them clean out the machines and be sure the next batch was bug-free. I asked if she had any complaints, and she said no, apparently people were coming out for seconds. Ew!
One thing is for sure - I ALWAYS check my movie popcorn before I go into the dark for any buggies.
If they arent poisonus, the hens will eat them
I found a few very small beetles in my feed yesterday. They're just an extra snack for the chickens. If it was an infestation, I definitely wouldn't give it to the chickens, but just a few...no worries.