moldy corn

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  1. BetsyK in Mich

    BetsyK in Mich Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Has anyone had any experience feeding shelled corn that smells moldy to sheep. I opened my bin to start feeding lambs and its moldy. I bought corn last fall and guaranteed it was dry but apparently NOT!! Can't really afford to buy more corn or pellets but I sure don't want to make the lambs sick. What is your advice?
     
  2. backachersfarm

    backachersfarm Well-Known Member

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    It may have been dry when you bought it, but without a way to air it out it will mold over time...esp with humid weather. I wouldn't feed moldy corn to anything but chickens myself....and that may be because I don't know a whole lot about chickens. We never buy more then we can feed in a couple of months at the most if we are holding it thru the summer.
    Sharon
     

  3. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    If its just a white dusty mold wash it before you feed, if it's worse than that (wet black mold) chuck it.