Wet Food

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SheeReno, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So our porch sprung a leak and our grower feed got soaked!!! I obviously moved it but don't know if it's going to be any good now, don't want to lose 3/4 of a 50lb. bag!
     
  2. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    If you feed it immediately- that is ok (like making a mash), but if you can't you will need to throw it away- it will mold fast- and feeding that out will likely make your birds ill. If you have a big oven you might be able to dry it out in batches- but I don't know if that would damage/inactivate some of the vitamins, and probably risk a fire... so feed it out, or throw it out. If it is not medicated- you can feed grower feed to adults for a short period of time. If you have a bunch of birds, they could eat the damp stuff up in less than the mold growing time of 24 hrs....
     
  3. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lose the feed!!! Lose the feed!!!

    If it's gotten even a little damp it will be a great place to grow mold or mildew, and some of that stuff can kill your birds.

    MUCH cheaper to lose a bag of feed than half your birds.

    Speaking from personal experience.

    It will mix into the compost heap if you have one and really give it a boost!
     
  4. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks for all the help!
     

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