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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nancysmith2, Nov 21, 2009.
Do weevils hurt the birds? Seems like protein to me.
i think that would depend on the amount and the feces of the weevils may not be the best for the chickens
A moderate amount of weevils in feed not otherwise damp or moldy won't hurt them. A lot of weevils especially if the feed seems to be moldy or otherwise breaking down would be bad. When I have feed like that I use it for fertilizer where the birds can't get into it.
What exactly is a weevil....
Insects that infest and eat the chicken feed. Can be one of a number of species of small beetles, moths, and likely other insect types that I haven't encountered.
my extra chicken feed is currently in the freezer. I faced a few nasty issues with parrot food a while back (moths, weevils, you name it it was in there) now I freeze everything. 24 hours for anything under 5lbs, 7 days for anything over 5lbs. Additionally having a small flock I freeze to extend shelf life- works with the parrot food, why not with the chickens?