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I agree with OrganicFarmWife, chickens preferring whole grain. I'm doing FF with chick starter (8wk olds) will convert to egg maker later on. There is less feed waste, less poop & it's firm & less stinky. Noticed they prefer it "drier" than wet, go crazy if I drop any on the ground. Mine love it from chop sticks...
We feed the crumbles first or they won't eat them as they go out and free range, If you want to ferment the crumbles I would recommend you ferment them separate from the grains cause they won't eat them with grains available. Ours will eat the crumbles wet but not very so quit fermenting them and did just the grains, You will have to decide what works best for you and your flock though, this is just my experience with my flock.