Can Bantams Eat Pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Peep-Chicken, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, for feeding, can bantams do pellets? Friend gave us new bag of D'mor layer pellets. Or can the only manage to eat crumbles?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I feed my adult bantams pellets. Like anything else new, if they have never seen / eaten pellets they may not want to eat them at first, I usually mix crumbles with the pellets for the first couple of weeks when switching them over.
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok thanks Kelsie
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed my bantams pellets. While they prefer crumbles, they manage to eat them just fine with a bit of practice.
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Bantam
     
  6. ChazzanHillel

    ChazzanHillel Out Of The Brooder

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    I just switched over to Texas Natural non GMO pellets with my flock. They were curious at first and pecked a bit. Hardly interested the first week or two. Week 3 I noticed more of it being consumed more quickly and today I noticed my buff orp Bantam eating it when she used to stick to the crumbles I offer as a second choice. Texas Natural does a pullet grower crumble, but I don't think they do a layer crumble.

    I only have 8 birds, so at first I took a brick and crumbled up a little of it in a bucket for them at first so they could get the hang of it better. They seem to have gotten the hang of it now I was hoping little Bantam would get the hang so I could just stick to one feed type for now. So far so good. I'll keep offering crumbles for the next few weeks and hopefully change her over gradually.
     
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  7. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    I have looked for Non-GMO here and no one sells Non-GMO feed. Where in Texas do you get your feed and do you think they would ship?
     
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    ChazzanHillel Out Of The Brooder

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    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    Beaufort, MO - farm country but it seems to be too new of a concept to have GMO free and MO is NOT the fastest on catching up with the trends. :)
     
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  10. Peep-Chicken

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