sm black bugs in feed. Okay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SmZooMom, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. SmZooMom

    SmZooMom New Egg

    Aug 30, 2009
    I am a new at this whole chicken thing. I have ten 2 month old chicks. They just went outside a couple of weeks ago. I just bought a 50 lbs. bag of feed. It has some small black bugs in it. Is it okay to feed it to the chicks? They eat bugs, right? I don't want to make them sick though.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A few bugs are OK. And Yes they eat bugs. If there are lots I would be hesitant, because there would be more bug waste in the feed, and I'm not sure I would want to feed my chickens bug poop.

  3. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with Imp. But if there are bugs in the feed, it may have gotten wet somewhere in the warehouse/feed store. If that is the case, it may be moldy. I would double check that it seems mold free before feeding too.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    If you just bought the feed and it has bug in it then I would return it to the store where you bought it and ask for another bag.
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Quote:Ditto. And I'd check the bag before leaving the store to make sure it was fresh and bug free.
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    most bags of feed at the store have preservatives in them. if you get it from a mill which grinds fresh, they may add DE to their feed which would keep bugs at bay so ask for an exchange.
  7. outbackbill

    outbackbill Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 23, 2009
    Bugs in the feed is NOT good. Bugs are good for chickens and they like them but bug droppings in the feed can cause problems. Take the feed back to where you got it and demand your money back.

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