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post #31 of 49

The cheapest I have found is 12.95 for Payback pellet or crumble Thrifty Layer.

I did by some field run wheat at .08 cents a lb. as a supplement.

I spoke with a local feed mill and they told me that pellets and crumbles are made the same they just use a different screen that cuts the pellet smaller, same time involved either way.

I feed chick starter for 8 weeks, crumble 16% for another 6 weeks and then pellets.

post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by chickened 

The cheapest I have found is 12.95 for Payback pellet or crumble Thrifty Layer.

I did by some field run wheat at .08 cents a lb. as a supplement.

I spoke with a local feed mill and they told me that pellets and crumbles are made the same they just use a different screen that cuts the pellet smaller,


same time involved either way.

I feed chick starter for 8 weeks, crumble 16% for another 6 weeks and then pellets.


You would think it would look like a small pellet rather than looking like rolled grain.
But maybe mills make it different ways.

Chris

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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George Washington

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post #33 of 49

Cost:

I Think Pellets Take Longer to make, Crumbles Shorter= MORE FOOD FOR THE GALS D

Happy-Ness-Of-Hens:  Mine Like Crumbles, But It depends on What your girls Like And your Hens Can get it into their Beak Easier.

Happy-Ness-Of-you: 1. It's Cheaper. 2. you can Get it into the Feeder/Run Easier.

Happy-Ness-Or-Hens-And-you: It's Cheaper, your Hens Can get it into their Beak Easier.

Conclusion: Crumbles Work For Me, They Should Work for You!

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And 3 Parakeets: Carolina Dakota And Indianna
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Mama To: 3 Buff Orps. : Tiny Eko And Repeat,
1 Dog:Gabby
And 3 Parakeets: Carolina Dakota And Indianna
RIP Hazel, Emerald and MIA Scarlet-Please come home, Alive!
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post #34 of 49

The mill I talked to said they cut the pellets shorter and I have bought thier product and that would be a fair description of thier crumbles. Payback brand crumbles has some long pellets in it and what looks to be broken up pellets. I have seen other type of crumbles that does not resemble a pellet at all. idunno

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Originally Posted by Chris09 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickened 

The cheapest I have found is 12.95 for Payback pellet or crumble Thrifty Layer.

I did by some field run wheat at .08 cents a lb. as a supplement.

I spoke with a local feed mill and they told me that pellets and crumbles are made the same they just use a different screen that cuts the pellet smaller,


same time involved either way.

I feed chick starter for 8 weeks, crumble 16% for another 6 weeks and then pellets.


You would think it would look like a small pellet rather than looking like rolled grain.
But maybe mills make it different ways.

Chris

post #35 of 49

Hey Chris09,
Where do you get Mash, and how do you feed it to your chickens?  It looks like powder to me.

post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by schumanw 

Hey Chris09,
Where do you get Mash, and how do you feed it to your chickens?  It looks like powder to me.


The picture that I posted is not of my feed but mash should be some what a corn meal texture, The mash that I uses my blend but I use Hubbard Chick-En-Egg Concentrate as a base mix and to that I mix in Alfalfa Meal, Ground Corn, Fish Meal and for layers I add Feed Grade Lime Stone. I will also mix in Wheat Germ Oil, Cod Liver Oil, and Molasses to cut the dust as needed.

Here is the link to Hubbard Chick-En-Egg Concentrate,
http://www.hubbardlife.com/poultry/chick-en-egg.aspx

Chris

 

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Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #37 of 49

I actually feed mine both.  I find that the pellets seem to last longer and they eat less.  I mix crumble and pellets together since I have a flock of two different ages.  Everyone gets what they like.

post #38 of 49

My hens will not eat pellets.... even if they are starving.

post #39 of 49

My chickens started on a medicated crumble then went to layer pellets. I got layer crumbles because TSC is the closest feed store to me and, yeah, they do mark them the same price. But the crumbles just seem to make a mess. Plus my girls like to knock their feeder over when it gets low and then its an even bigger mess. They'd eat spilled pellets off the ground but even the ducks won't scoop up the crumbles. Its like it somehow breaks the five second rule (but vedge and other treats are just fine). Think I'll go back to pellets!

post #40 of 49
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I love how this thread kinda turned into a feed vs feed thread! You guys are awesome!

I love raising chickens.
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I love raising chickens.
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