What kind of bug is this in my feed?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by arlew0127, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. arlew0127

    arlew0127 Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of bug is this? It is in my scratch as well as in my laying mash pellets... This is the first time ever they have been in there!! [​IMG]

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  2. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not really sure what kind of bug it is but I have seen it before in bags of corn. I've only noticed it when the bag has been opened and sitting around for awhile. I've always dumped it when I saw them though. My guess is the eggs from the bug are in there when bought. I'm interested to see if anyone knows what they are too.
     
  3. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. arlew0127

    arlew0127 Out Of The Brooder

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    can i still feed it to my chickens?
     
  5. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMHO... sure... why not.
    As long as the feed itself hasn't been moistened or ruined by hordes of them. If it looks intact, I think there's no problem.
     

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