storing chicken feed...expiration date?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by midd2005, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. midd2005

    midd2005 Chirping

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    how long does chicken feed stay good for? i know at some point the nutrient value is going to start to drop. what's that point though?

    i presume that this process is sped up in a hot and humid environment?

    i read about these people buying their feed in 700-1000 lb amounts to save money and i wonder about that.
     

  2. Turner

    Turner Songster

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    People buying a half ton of feed probably have a lot of poultry to feed. With the heat right now nothing is safe...I keep mine in clean containers but smell everytime I put it in the feeders. Feed will go bad quickly in the heat unless you keep it in a cool DRY place. Make sure you smell and if it smells fermented or looks off do not feed it. Bad feed will cause death.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    If it's cool and DRY it can be stored a long time.
    Usually it's best to use it within 6 months.

    When stored in grain bins, it's usually treated with an insecticide, and humidity is carefully controlled
    Whole grain keeps better than pellets or cracked grains
     
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