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Kind new to being a chicken raiser. What is better layer crumbles or layer pellets? My chicken went to the coop a few weeks haven't started laying get and was wondering which feed would be better? Thanks in advance!!!
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I use the crumble because it fits in the mouth better of most of my smaller birds and the larger ones (I keep them all together) have no problems with it :3

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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I prefer the pellets because my large fowl birds seem to waste some of the crumbles. They do not go through so much feed when I use the pellets. Plus, if they do rake some out of the feeder, they clean it up more easily in pellet form. I can see where smaller birds might prefer the crumbles.
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Originally Posted by bubba23 View Post

Kind new to being a chicken raiser. What is better layer crumbles or layer pellets? My chicken went to the coop a few weeks haven't started laying get and was wondering which feed would be better? Thanks in advance!!!

Great question! Both are great options and it really depends on preference. Crumbles are simply broken pellets that are easier for poultry to eat and are often a good choice for recently hatched chicks. People have noticed less waste when feeding pellets, once chickens have adjusted to eating them.

Read more about choosing the feed that’s right for your flock here: http://www.purinamills.com/animal-nutrition-information/articles/backyard-poultry/selecting-the-right-chicken-feed-for-your-type-of/?section=search-result

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i prefer crumbles

 

to reduce waste-- just use the feeder with dividers + elevate it to the level of the chickens' back

 

What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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What i posted above are just my opinions.. they are NOT facts.
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