Best way to turn Layer Pellets into Crumbles

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hooligan, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Well I just got 3 Cornish X chicks-which will be pets not food and I was wondering the best way to turn my Layena pellets into crumbles. My local store does not carry Layena crumbles at the mill so I am going to have to figure out a way to make them chick sized without turning them to dust Lol.
    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * 2 - 1 second pulses of a food processor??? Just a idea, never tried it, though.
     
  3. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I have a blender and a Magic Bullet but I am sure there is a setting like that on there somewhere LoL
     
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    One of those manual grain grinders?
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *[​IMG]-- How do you like the Bullet, BTW?? I have been eye-balling it, but put off biting so far. Ha!
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I really like it and have used it for EVERYTHING! My mom got it for Xmas for me a few years ago and it has been so easy to use, clean up too. I would recommend it [​IMG]
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Okay!! Now I know what to get as a belated b-d present for myself when we get re-settled!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might have luck by putting the pellets in a large ziplock bag and rolling them with a rolling pin. I think the blender or food processor will just turn them into dust.
     
  9. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when my young pullet layers wouldn't eat the pellets, i put some in a dish, added water just to soak them, used my hand to crumble the pelletts and then plopped it into their feed dish/trough.
    it made a lumpy crumble that they ate right up!!

    I usually made enough in a 5 gallon bucket for several days, as it soaked up all the water it got stiff but just crumble it up again before you feed 'em.
    as a treat I mixed in some scratch as well but only very little - didn't want them to stick their beeks in the air if i ever served them a portion w/o the scratch in it.
     

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