Weevils in my feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SEMCNABB, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. SEMCNABB

    SEMCNABB Out Of The Brooder

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    OK I am new to chickens and just got back from feed store and the food has weevils in it. Will it hurt my chickens to feed it or do I need to take it back? I know in horses it is bad. Help please![​IMG]
     
  2. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take it back. Bugs happen, but the bugs are getting valuable nutrients that the chickens need. You didn't pay for bug-ridden food.
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take it back and let them replace it. Probably won't hurt them but why take chances
     
  4. SEMCNABB

    SEMCNABB Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to have to find a new feed store. This the 2nd time, 1st was my pig food.
     
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Yup take it back and we use DE here in our bins to keep them at bay...
     
  6. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is DE?
     
  7. Spoof

    Spoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is DE?

    Diatomaceous earth, you'll want the food grade variety. It's good for killing bugs.​
     
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  8. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    DE is diatomaceous earth.. you have to get food grade though

    weevil eggs are in all feed.. however you should never see hatched weevils unless the food is really old.. so sounds to me like you really do need to find someplace to get fresher feed
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Diatomaceous earth, you'll want the food grade variety. It's good for killing bugs.

    I love de for the coop! Once every 1-2 weeks I spread a good amount on the coop floor, roosts, and nest boxes! It will prevent your chickens from getting mites, ticks and fleas. If you use enough and keep it bone dry, it cuts the odor drastically! It's 95 outside and my coop doesn't smell one bit! Our coop is in the garage, so it's important to keep the odor down.
     

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