Just found a bag of feed that's 7mo old - safe? no?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Life is Good!, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    suburbia Chicagoland
    Need opinoins please...

    Just discovered that my theory of always having feed on hand has backfired. I keep two bags of feed at all times - and rotate - so the first bag gets used, I go buy two more bags, the second bag gets used before the two new ones.....well, my farmhand-helper son (age 13) hasn't switched the bags.... [​IMG]

    So we have a bag of feed from February 2011. It's Purina Flock pellets (sorry, forgot the 'real' name).

    Would you use it? Should I ditch it?

    Thanks for the opinoins. Don't want any chickens sick, but it seems fine (no mold smell, just regular ol' feed smell). It's been stored in a dry place (hayloft of barn).
  2. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2010
    If it smells ok and looks ok, I would use it.
  3. wilobrookfarms

    wilobrookfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2011
    I'd use it, and mix in a new bag just in case the nutrients are diminished.

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