Chickens not eating grower pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sudixu, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. sudixu

    sudixu New Egg

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    My 10 week old pullets seems to not like the grower pellets. They were eating starter feed crumbles before I transitioned to grower pellets. The pellets might be too big for them, but I smashed it to half size and they aren't eating much of it.

    Is it possible that they will starve to death? They aren't getting any treats and they are currently indoors.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No, they won't starve. It's not unusual for them to balk a bit at a change in feed -- or, indeed, at any change. Make sure the feed is dry, and smells and looks fresh, then don't worry about it.
     
  3. sudixu

    sudixu New Egg

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    Alright thanks for the comfert!
     
  4. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also be sure you have grit available for them. They need it to digest some feeds and most treats you may give them. Many starter feeds do not require grit because they are already ground so fine. But most adult bird feeds will require additional grit.
     

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