to feed or not to feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by debbie mcd, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. debbie mcd

    debbie mcd Chirping

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    Hi,

    I have half a big bin of duckling crumb left over from last spring when we had wild ducklings on our pond and our son was feeding them. Mama led them to the river after a scare from a cat so we didn't use all of the crumb. Will I be able to feed this to my chicks this spring?
     
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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler

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    I would not. It is old and will have lost a lot of nutrients in the year since you bought it.
     
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  3. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Songster

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    Does it smell musty?

    Unfortunately chicken/duck feed has a very short shelf life ...
     
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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Toss it. Get a fresh bag of feed for the chicks.

    I'm amazed the old feed isn't covered in mold.
     
  5. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    X4 ---feed is perishable.
     
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