Feeding the Backyard Flock in Cold Weather

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Date: 
2006
Volume: 
47
Number: 
4

 

Because of the long, hot, humid summers we experience in Georgia, it is natural that when questions of feed quality andthe feeding of poultry are discussed, more emphasis is given to problems encountered during the summer months. However, feed problems can also occur in the winter and these need to be reviewed. During the summer, warm temperatures and high humidity tend to make feed go out of condition more quickly. It is not uncommon for feed to become damp, with visible or invisible mold growth. Clumping is common and the feed may take on an objectionable odor. Insect infestation may also occur.