What to do with wet chicken feed
What should you do if
your chicken feed gets wet? In a perfect world, this never
happens, but the reality is that sometimes rain will leak into the
trash can where we store our chicken feed and the pellets in the
bottom of the bag will go moldy. If you catch the damp chicken
feed on day 1 or 2, there's no problem --- feed it right to the
flock. But after that, you're risking the health of your birds by
giving them food in which disease-causing bacteria may have had a
chance to grow.
I should have given those chicks more credit
for good sense. With a yard full of late summer insects and
garden debris, they weren't interested in rotten chicken feed.
However, the maggots that had been eating the damp feed were top notch
protein sources. The chicks ate until they nearly popped, and I
patted myself on the back for finding a way to turn that lost chick
feed back into food for our youngsters.
Our chicken waterer solves another problem --- POOP-filled waterers.
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