old flaked barley?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bad_coffee, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. bad_coffee

    bad_coffee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brew my own beer, and I bought some grain really cheap a while ago. I just opened my flaked barley and it smells a little 'off.' Almost like the oils in the grain are starting to go rancid. (The rest of my grains are fine, though.) It's a bit too smelly to brew with, but will it be okay for the chickens?

    I'm debating on making 'barley-oatmeal' for them in the mornings, or just feeding them a handful as a treat. Will there be any adverse effects from the grain being too old?

    Cheers.
    B
     
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it smells bad I wouldn't feed it. My have a toxic mold.
     

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