My Chicken feed has gone mouldy or rotten

Submitted by Bill_Smith on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:55

Formulated feed like layers pellets have a distinct shelf life if stored properly in a dry dark environment. These feed contains fats and oils and processed ingredients which will spoil if given the chance or allowed to age past their dates.

Careless storage, allowing damp, pests or contamination can lead to mycotoxins which can kill in hours.

The solution is to buy your feed in the right size bags for your flock. buying huge sacks for 3 birds may be reverse economy that ends up costing more in the long run.

Food and water

Submitted by Bill_Smith on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 16:01

Appetite and water consumption are the most useful barometers to your chickens health. These two factors will control the success you have with your flock and being consistent is the key to happy and healthy poultry.

The quality and quantity of the feed you provide as well as the space they have to find their own and your ability to provide fresh cool water everyday.

Click here to check that your hens are going to bed having eaten properly.