Wet feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jeffross1968, May 26, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Bit new to the chicken thing. Today we had a wicked storm, and while I had their feeder covered, the rain must have been coming sideways. When I looked in, the feed got wet. Is this an issue, at least prior to molding? The way they eat, it would probably be gone before it got moldy, but wanted to know if there were any issues leaving the feed in there and letting them finish it...

  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    keep an eye on it... can you scoop the wet stuff off the top and just spread it out to dry?
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It's OK, if it is eaten before it molds. The water won't hurt it. Some people have even wetted the feed down, like mash.
    If there is the slightest chance it could mold, then either freeze it before it molds or throw it away. Mold can kill.

    Imp- Is wetted a real word?
  4. GA Dad - Chicken Man

    GA Dad - Chicken Man In the Brooder

    May 20, 2011
    Stockbridge, GA
    Same thing happened here... Can I put medicated chick starter in the oven on low to dry it out?[​IMG]
  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    Freezing excess wet feed sounds like a great ides. Divide it into manageable amounts and use it up. Really good plan, I'll remember that one if I encounter it. My birds go thru feed fairly quickly so not too concerned at this time but fall snow can be a issue
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:This sounds OK to me. Might be kind of hard to handle wet. warm oven (might stink up the house) dehydrator, heat lamp, etc.

  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:wetted- past tense of wet (Verb)
    1. Cover or touch with liquid; moisten: "he wet a finger"

    To the OP... I wouldn't risk it, personally.
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  8. dragonlair

    dragonlair Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    It's been raining here for about a month. every day the girls pellets would get soaked, but they ate them anyway. Actually, I think they liked them better mushed up. They didn't let it stay in the feeder long enough to get moldy!

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