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Does anyone know why there is so much waist when you feed crumblesvs pellets? We go through a lot of Crumbles. I've raised the feeder to help reduce it, but apparently not enough. Thoughts or suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Scottankarens View Post

Does anyone know why there is so much waist when you feed crumblesvs pellets? We go through a lot of Crumbles. I've raised the feeder to help reduce it, but apparently not enough. Thoughts or suggestions?

That's why I serve it to the birds wet. No waste at all!

Just soak it for a few minutes. The ladies love it.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #3 of 8

Crumbles are much lighter, so they are a lot easier for the birds to bill out or scratch out of the feeder.  I switched to pellets a while back and noticed there's much less wasted feed, which means less wasted money.  

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post #4 of 8

I only feed crumbles to my Bantam birds, they have a tough time chocking down a whole pellet. But for large fowl, it is only pellets for me. As is noted above, I always 'recycle' the fines into a wet mash/mush and they seem to like it in its new form. I would recommend that you consider one or both of these for your feed management practices.

 

Best to you and your birds,

 

RJ

Viking Farms ~ Icelandic Chickens & Hard Feather Bantams

My buildings & birds ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/Welcome-to-Chicken-Georges-Doings

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Viking Farms ~ Icelandic Chickens & Hard Feather Bantams

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post #5 of 8

I've had many large breeds, and none of them liked pellets. AFAIC pellets are for horses, not birds.

 

SOZ, JMO, and a little experience.

 

I'm sold on wet.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #6 of 8

Hey Joe… whatever works for you.

Viking Farms ~ Icelandic Chickens & Hard Feather Bantams

My buildings & birds ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/Welcome-to-Chicken-Georges-Doings

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My buildings & birds ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/Welcome-to-Chicken-Georges-Doings

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Hey Joe… whatever works for you.

You're exactly right!

It might work for someone else too.

Isn't that what we are all about?

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #8 of 8
Like everyone said above you can feed it wet, feed pellets,and you can recycle the fine food into a mash(they love this)


Hope this helped
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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