weevles in grain?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jon 0000, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. jon 0000

    jon 0000 New Egg

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    Alright first let me say i'm sorry for asking what even sounds to me to be a dumb question, but here goes anyway. I recently got a bag of crimped oats & molasses that had weevles in it. I know chickens will eat anything that crawls, but is there any adverse effects that can come from feeding this????? I serve them soaked in water, about 2 cups of oats between 10 chickens.
     
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    As long as the feed is not moldy and rotten, I'd say go for it. I have a big problem with flour moths laying their eggs in flour and other packaged foods in my kitchen, no matter how well I keep everything closed, and when I find the worms in stuff, I feed it to the chickens. They like it.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    What you probably saw were Darkling Beetles: the adult form of the Meal Worm. If that's what they were you have a protein factory. Put that feed in a covered bin & periodically harvest Meal Worms.
     

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