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Blend up chicken food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by homestead 101, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2016
    I was woundering if I could blend up normal layer pellets to make chicken scratch.
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    In a word...NO.

    Layer pellets are a basic nutritionally balanced feed for laying hens,
    Scratch is a blend of grains with much lower nutrition.

    @junebuggena had a great rundown of the different most common feeds:

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2016

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