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Wet feed - do I have to throw it out?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tsarge, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. tsarge

    tsarge In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2010
    Northern VT
    So, I was so proud of myself yesterday, finishing up the 6x8 pen for my 25 meaties. I made a cool trough feeder from 7.5' of vinyl gutter, screwed to the wall of an adjoining shed. On the back side of that wall, I used the space in between studs as "grain bins " and made a system to feed grain into the trough from outside the pen. I filled it up and it works SLICK! WOOHOO!

    TODAY IT RAINS BUCKETS! The seal between the roof of my pen and the shed roof above is not so good. I get some water running down the wall between the shed and the pen and right into my fancy new trough feeder. OH THE DEFEAT! But, I look around the homestead, come up with some strapping, some asphalt shingles and a tube of silicone. Instant flashing! I got everything sealed up but the damage was done.

    Long story short, SOME of my feed got wet. When I say some, probably all the wet feed would fit in a half gallon jug. Do I need to skim this out and throw it out or can I just let my meaties eat it up?

    I will post pics of my setup once it stops POURING!

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I would say feed that to them immediately. If they eat it in a day or so, it'll be fine, but if not, you don't want to risk your meaties getting sick....

    Just my humble opinion!
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Wet feed is trouble. Either get it eaten ASAP as chicmom said or freeze it. Wet feed can grow molds and fungus, and can kill chickens.


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