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Moths in bag of feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jbgettinchickens, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. jbgettinchickens

    jbgettinchickens Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2010
    I bought too much feed for the summer so I've got a bag of feed that was sitting around for a while with moths in it. My husband says, "no problem, the chickens will love it"!! I'm no so sure....should it be thrown out??
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    You can feed it. You can kill the moths in it by freezing it. Baking it will inactivate some of the vitamins, so you only want to heat treat as a last resort. Those things will drive you cray!
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Yea, I think the heat brings out the moths. I would smell the feed and make sure it smells okay. I have that problem with finch food kept cool. I've tried freezing it and it didn't work. It was seeds tho.
  4. FrankDegamma

    FrankDegamma Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2011
    My chicks devour moths...love em. Not sure how beneficial though they fight over em.

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