Mold on Fodder

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by iceplyr, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. iceplyr

    iceplyr Just Hatched

    Aug 9, 2016
    Hello all. I am REALLY enjoying the site! I have my first incubator, well since I was a kid, have some eggs ordered. I already have 11 Rhode Island Reds, 4 sex links and 12 Easter eggers, all pullets except one RIR cockerel. I am making my own nipple watering system for each of my coops and already have my own PVC gravity feeders.

    I have been growing my own fodder both wheat and barley with no issues. Now that we are finally experiencing freezing temps, I bought my own grow light, dual fluorescent bulb shop light with grow light bulbs and moved the table into the shed. It's the sized of a double car garage and has space all along the bottom of the sides and backs for air but now I am getting mold on both the seed and fodder. Does this mean there is not enough air flow and if so would a fan in the shed help?

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    There are probably fungi populating the space that weren't in the old space.
    Air movement helps a great deal as does rinsing more often.

    The fan should blow across the fodder.
    I eliminated most of it by just rinsing twice as often.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016

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