Moths in hay dang it

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by katrinag, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    This is the first year we have had moths in our hay. What can I do. I would really hate to pitch 75 bales.
    Can I but moth balls around the hay.
    Will it still be ok to feed.
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I have never heard of moths in hay before, but it's not obvious to me that you couldn't still feed the hay (assuming it's not moldy). Just a little extra protein [​IMG]

    I would really not mess with mothballs around anything my animals were going to be eating, personally, plus which they will only affect the outside ofthe bales and thus probably be fairly useless anyhow.

    GOod luck,

  3. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    It not moldy at all smells great look beautiful.

    I am guessing the bad of chicken feed that I had in the barn infested the hay too.

    From now I when I buy chicken feed it is going right into the deep freeze.

    I will skip the moth balls then.

    Thanks Kat

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