miss jay's mama :
I switched from crumbles to pellets, the chickens were not happy. Sure they ate it but they also made a mess with the pellets:hu I think my chickens are a little "different" pellets are supposed to be less messy. Well I switched them back to crumbles and no more mess:clap And the chickies are thrilled:ya So I guess it depends on what works for you and your flock.
By the way my chickies do not like lettuce either and from what I've read most LOVE it--go figure
That is the same problem I had. my chickens said They kick out the pellets all over the place and are wasting a lot. I put a little corn in there since it is cold and that is the first thing to go. They wait untill very last thing to eat the pellets. I guess I'll buy crumbles again. I bought the pellets because I heard there is supposed to be less waste, but I find a big circle spilled out of the bowl every time I feed them.
Thats not a "feed" problem...that's a FEEDER problem.
If they can get their feet in it , youre wasting food no matter what goes in it. Get a hanging feeder, or raise the bowl on a platform, and youll cut your feed bill in half