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I have picky eaters too. They would not eat pellets. I ended up mixing chick starter and crumbles 50/50 to get them to eat. I also sprinkled dried mealworms on it and threw a little scratch around. Mine won't eat yogurt, strawberries, or apples. And I thought chickens are supposed to like that stuff. I don't want my birds to get so thin they get sick, so I'll cater to them. 

3 young Silkies, 1 Brittany bird dog, 1 Chihuahua mix, a ferrel kitty and me!

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3 young Silkies, 1 Brittany bird dog, 1 Chihuahua mix, a ferrel kitty and me!

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Originally Posted by bird boy View Post

Mix some layers crumble with the chick starter.  The chicks will not notice much difference and will get the benifit of the calcium. You can always mix a bit of whatever you use as a finisher with it. Eventually you can switch to layers crumble or pellets when they get bigger.



Ah there is an idea!

They appear to be eating the smaller crumble at the moment, so I hope they stick with it!!

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