Weevils in feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nancysmith2, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. nancysmith2

    nancysmith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do weevils hurt the birds? Seems like protein to me.
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    i think that would depend on the amount and the feces of the weevils may not be the best for the chickens
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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.

    .....Alan.
     
  4. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is a weevil....
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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.

    .....Alan.
     
  6. amyparrotflock

    amyparrotflock Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     

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