Change of feed

Chicas Chicks

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
10
0
25
Andalucia, Spain
I´ve changed my girls feed from all corn to pellets and they´re turning their noses up at it. Should I give in and feed them just corn or wait it out in the hope they´ll be hungry enough to start eating it?
 

azelgin

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
1,277
50
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S.E. AZ
Wait it out. They will get hungry and eat the layer pellets.

Its good you changed. Straight corn is not a balanced diet for chickens.
 

Chicas Chicks

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
10
0
25
Andalucia, Spain
Thanks for that.....Here in rural Spain there isn´t much choice for feed but I do know what they should have....I´ll harden my heart to those sad looks I get when I put their pellets down!!
 

Henlus

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
11
0
22
Wet it, that usually works wonders.
Ever since I started wetting there feed, they no longer like eating dry feed. If you wet the feed, don't let it last till the next day to prevent mycotoxin from developing.
 

Chicas Chicks

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
10
0
25
Andalucia, Spain
Thanks for the advice everyone....they´re eating it all now. And I got my first egg. Yipee

Except my dog Betty jumped on it
Quite annoyed that the dog should eat the first egg. She does help feed them their greens so I suppose I can´t really moan.
 

SummerSaige

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
252
25
93
Sunny California!
I agree. Wait it out. When I first switched my hen's feed, they turned their noses up at it. I left the feed out there I didn't feed them anything else. They were happily eating the feed within two days.
 

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