Safe to store feed outside when below freezing ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SouthShore Phil, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. SouthShore Phil

    SouthShore Phil Out Of The Brooder

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    First winter in New England with 5 hens. I feed pellets stored in a metal trash can in an unheated shed.
    Will the feed quality suffer from fluctuations in freezing temperatures? Should I bring it inside to a warm basement?
    The pellets seem fine and I have not noticed any moisture issues.
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Freezing and thawing will not hurt your feed.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome! Feed will lose vitamins as it ages, and might be more of an issue in hot weather than cold. I plan to use mine within two months of manufacture, as dated on the feed bag. Don't store it long in any weather. Mary
     
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