MOLD

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cajunlizz, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    PLEASE advise me and others about mold .

    I was told by chicken raisers that giving bread that is a bit moldy can not hurt chickens ...

    I am very leary about that , BUT need your comments ....

    What about HAY that develops mold ? I never use hay but I know others do . I always use pine shavings
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't give them anything you wouldn't eat yourself (excepting worms and bugs of course!). Or sleep in yourself. And then you'll be fine.
    JJ
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  4. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Bread mold is toxic to humans (assume it's toxic to birds, too). They may make penicillin out of it, but in its unrefined form it can cause organ failure. DO NOT feed moldy foods or give moldy bedding to your chickens. Just breathing spores might cause problems, even if they don't eat it.

    Someone else who knows more about chickens should give input - but it is better to err on the side of caution.
     
  5. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    By the way - it seems that someone on that website is taunting someone into eating bread mold. I wouldn't use that site EVER!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree. Chickens have died or gotten aspergillosis from eating moldy feed.
     
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure DIDGETS will be on here soon with some techinal info but if you wouldn't want to be in it or eating it, don't give it to your animals.
     
  8. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have given molded bread to chickens all my life and they have never had a problem . the mold that grows on bread is harmless.
     
  9. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:OK thank you very much .
     

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