Originally Posted by karlamaria
I was wondering why my chickens were loosing weight! The powder clogged everything and with the price the waste is way to much. I will never buy this food again because of the price and the fact my birds were actually starving ! I used a colander , when i screened the holes were very small. The powder is ridiculous and when i talked to many folks on facebook they saw this as a reason they stopped buying it also. I will seek else where to buy a better product.. My girls deserve a real food with out trying to get past the dust, the powder , and work through all that to find the grains.
You can't get around having the the powder when the company is not grinding grain, mashing it together, and cooking it into a pellet. The powder is fish meal and vitamin/mineral premix, which is essential. Other companies process the food more by grinding, cooking, and smooshing it all together into a pellet. A whole grain, unprocessed feed simply CANNOT get rid of the powder- otherwise the feed wouldn't be complete. The food IS real food- much more real than any pellet or crumble that has been so processed! I don't think you are understanding the process or why the powder has to be there.
If you don't want to feed it- fine. But don't badmouth a product because you don't personally like the texture.
As a side note, I don't even FEED Scratch and Peck. I make my own whole grain feed. And guess what... I have to add in a lot of powdered supplements! I ferment my feed so it all sticks together.