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

    Aug 15, 2015
    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 True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    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
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2015

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