Would you feed your chickens feed that has worms?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shay20, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Ok so would you or would you not?
    So you buy a bag of feed and you open it up and it has those worms in it would you feed it to your chickens? Or would go get a refund or a new bag?Now i know the chickens eat bugs and stuff from the ground, but when a person takes precaution in keeping there feed clean and free from bugs, moisture, mold, and then to pay full price for a brand new bag of feed and have it have worms, well, that's why i made this poll, to find out other people's opinions.
    I appreciate everyone's opinions, but me i look for bags with out worms or bugs in it.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I had it happen to me. I returned the 50# sack to the feed store. It turns out it wasnt rotated and even had moldy crumbles in the bottom. I exchanged it for another sack which was just delivered that same morning. No problems since.
  3. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    they may eat worms, but i sure would prefer them getting the worms from the ground not some feed that has to be old enough to have worms and bugs. No i would not feed mine feed with worms, would have to take it back and get a refund or a fresh bag. [​IMG]
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    No Way... I'd get a refund.
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Nuh-uh. If the feed has bugs, who knows if it has mold or something else?
  6. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chirping

    Jun 4, 2010
    Caribou, Maine
    I'd return it. The worms in that bag are the larval stage of moths. It usually means the bag was sitting around for a while.

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