Crumble or Pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lillahimed, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! Just curious whether you feed your chickens pellets or crumble and why. I am having a hard time figuring out which to feed the chickies [​IMG]
     
  2. Silseb

    Silseb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pellets. MUCH, much less wastage. And less dust.
     
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Pellets work well depending on the age of your birds. I prefer what some mills call a "mini-pellet" that is organic. Birds tend to ingest them easier than the large pellets. Birds don't like crumbles once they are reduced to powder, and I've seen some powdery crumbles being sold out there.
     
  4. ozzyman778

    ozzyman778 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll second smaller pellets. my feed says "pellet size suitable for bantams" and it never clogs my hopper like full size pellets did
     
  5. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like previous comments i switch my cochins to pellets to lessen waste...they didnt like the powder of the crumbles only like the actual crumble so switching to pellets made them happy and they were trying to bill out the powder.


    the cochins eat Nutrena's Naturewise all flock pellets which are a smaller pellet and i hear bantams eat this well so i hope t switch my serama and d'uccle's over to these pellets as well once their bigger
     
  6. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the advice! My local mill is all organic so I will be sure to use the pellets [​IMG]
     
  7. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Right on! You're in Sac, so Modesto Milling is good feed. So is King's organic line and the organic line of Bar Ale.
     
  8. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was gonna go with Modesto Milling their variety looks pretty good [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I use the Modesto pellets for my adult LF birds. I wish they made a smaller pellet though.
     
  10. Lillahimed

    Lillahimed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah me too... how is their scratch by the way?
     

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