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Chickens not eating layer pellets..?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by waldo19, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. waldo19

    waldo19 New Egg

    Jul 8, 2011
    We bought two chickens a couple of weeks ago - a buff orpington and a silver wyandotte. We have bought layer pellets for them, however they don't seem to like them as they are eating very little. They will quite happily eat "human" food and corn/dried meal worms/etc, but we are worried that they won't get the essential nutrition they need without the layers pellets?

    Are we worrying too much? and does anybody have any advice on alternative food to try them with?

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    try crumbles,and stay off human food for a good spell.animals can get addicted to human food,and wont eat animal food.
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:Stop giving them the, "human food and corn/dried meal worms/etc" and feed them only the layer pellet.
    When they get hungry they will eat the pellet.


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