I am really trying to deal with the mess that comes with raising chickens and I need help to keep my sanity.
Today I went to Scottsdale livestock supply and bought two bags of chicken feed because the last bag lasted such a short time, I thought I would save myself a trip and stock up. When I went to take the bags out of the back of my vehicle (an SUV, so no separation from passenger and cargo) the bags were CRAWLING with weevils and ants. I called the store and the woman told me to not worry because the chickens would eat the weevils. I don't want to take the other bag out of the truck because I don't want weevils in my garage and the store closes in 15 minutes so I can't take it back. The thought of weevils crawling all over my truck (we just had the interior replaced, at no small cost, two weeks ago) is not a happy one wither.
I am completely creeped out by this and am thinking I was not cut out to be a backyard chicken farmer.
If any of you have gone through this, have suggestions or have any words of support, please call out now. My hens just started laying one week and one day ago. I like them, but I also want a clean sanitary house. Please send your observations, tips and comments.