Moths in bag of feed

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

  1. jbgettinchickens

    jbgettinchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    My chicks devour moths...love em. Not sure how beneficial though they fight over em.
     

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