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Offline Victoria Twead

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« on: August 12, 2009, 15:29 PM »
We bought a sack of chicken grain (the natural stuff, all kinds of seeds and maize) and to our horror, when we opened it, it was full of little black insects and some small moths.

We asked our Spanish neighbours and they said that as chickens eat everything, insects included, we shouldn't throw it away, but should feed it to the chickens anyway.

Any thoughts or advice?
« Last Edit: August 12, 2009, 15:42 PM by Clive »
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 15:45 PM »
Hi Victoria,

We too have mixed feed for our chickens that have a species of moth pupating in it... Must be a particular species whose larvae feed on dried grain and seeds... I haven't tried to identify them yet and am feeding it to the chickens just the same as the more protein the better :)

Wouldn't want to make burritos out of the ground flour though........
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 15:50 PM »
I agree! I think the burrito would march across the table before you eat it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 21:53 PM »
Hi Veronica

At one level your neighbours are probably right - the chickens probably won't notice.  But you might have a word with the supplier, as I hardly think it's supposed to be like that.

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 22:00 PM »
Veronica? Tina? :)

Mistaken identity.... cmon guys we are supposed to be good at observation :)

Quite right though Bill I will be having a word with my supplier when next I buy my duck feed
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 22:08 PM »
Yep! You can be sure that we'll check the piensos in future. But I do sympathise... It must be very hard for suppliers to stop a couple of horny little moths getting into the grain and founding a dynasty.

Victoria (not Tina, not Veronica) :)
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