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Chick starter - mash or crumbles?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by imthedude, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you guys prefer? I've tried both on my chicks and can't say that I prefer one over the other, and the birds don't either.
     
  2. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    I prefer crumbles. Only because the mash seems to get wasted much more.
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Around here, mash and crumbles are the same thing.

    Crumbles/mash - ground up in small, bit size pieces
    Pellets - in bigger cylindrical pieces

    Chick Starter and Layer feed can be a crumble. Layer feed also comes in a pellet.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Unless the crumbles aren't very palatable I'll take them over mash.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:x2. And mash just looks like powder to me.
     
  6. snowhorse

    snowhorse Pantry Brook Farm

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    Quote:Mash around here is literally like powderized pellets...crumbles are pellets that have been ground up into...well a crumble [​IMG]
     

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