Wet food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joskt0204, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. joskt0204

    joskt0204 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's rained so much and so hard that my chicken starter in my big feeder I just bought it all wet. They love it when I make a mash, but I'm guessing this will spoil and need to be dumped out?
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes it will mold fast and there is realy no hope of doing anything to dry it out, live and learn. Can you put the feeder in a drier spot.
     
  3. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    WET FOOD CAN KILL CHICKENS FAST!!! [​IMG]

    There's no knowing how quickly the mold starts and it can kill them without you smelling the mold. I lost several of my flock this way a few weeks ago, thus the enthusiasm.
    Please throw it away from where they can get t it, fast, and give them dry food ONLY!
    You can wire up or chain a plastic carpet protector or other plastic thing over where a hanging feeder is, thus waterproofing the area, or build a little picnic-shelter type canopy in your yard if they free range.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I think about the only way to save it would be to freeze it. If and as stated before there is NO mold. If it has been a while just toss it.

    Imp- Good luck

    btw, molds can grow very fast-like in a few hours it can start.
     
  5. joskt0204

    joskt0204 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll toss it. It's a hanging feeder, but my husband wasn't here to hang it, so I just sat it out. It rained, hard, and was windy.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That's too bad, but at least chicken food is cheap. And that is a reasonable price for peace of mind.

    Imp
     

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