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
    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
    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
    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

    Jul 20, 2008
    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

    May 23, 2008
    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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