Moth bugs in my feed.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by yellowchickensmomma, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 16 hens that were laying and was told by a friend who I have since found out is not very knowledgable that I needed to mix scratch and mesh together so I bought 50 lbs of scratch and 50 lbs of layer mesh and mixed them. I had some wild dogs kill all but 1 hen. I bought some more chicks and had to change the food to start n grow. Now I have at least 85 lbs of feed that moth looking bugs have gotten into. I think they just got in. When I opened the lid of the bin the food is in I saw about 5 moth looking bugs on the top. I took some out and removed the bugs and the little 3 cocoon looking things. Should I throw it away? My DH will vomit if he finds out I have to throw it away. Please, please help.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    You should throw it out. NOT good to feed stuff with bugs and stuff in it.
     
  3. thekla

    thekla Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure - but think about this - when your chicks free-range they eat lots of bugs... so unless it is moldy or really old I would try some of it, seems to me that a little extra protien can't hurt. (I actually catch moths outside by my porch light because they chicks love them so much.)
     
  4. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While the moths themselves won't hurt them, it does indicate that this feed is pretty old, and that makes it more likely to be stale and moldy. I would toss it if it were me. It's not worth getting them sick.
     

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