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Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by PimpMommaMeep, Dec 18, 2014.
Layer feed. Crumble vs Pellets,which do you prefer & why? Which do your girls prefer?
I prefer pellets because that is less mess. But my girls prefer crumble so that is what I buy
Pellets because crumble gets scratched into the ground and WASTED!!!!
My birds show no preference.
Crumbles all the way. I was desperate one time when the feed store was waiting on crumbles to come in and bought some pellets, and it didn't go too well. The chickens went on strike and didn't eat for two days. I ended up having to lay out the feed on concrete and take a sledge hammer to it to chop it up. It was pretty funny, they all grabbed one, and tried to chew it up. After they couldn't, they just quit trying and refused to swallow it whole until I grinded it up.
Personally, I prefer crumble, but it depends on the flock. If you have small standards or any bantams, I would recommend crumble, because pellets are hard for them to eat and digest. If you have a flock of larger birds, pellets would work better since the nutrients are more compact and less feed is wasted. Also, sometimes chickens can choke on pellets, especially if they haven't eaten in a while and they engulf there food, not swallowing. I would stick with crumble feed to play it safe, but it really just depends on your bird's size.
Thanks. I have my first ever chickens & they are 10 cinnamon queens.
I mix it for my mixed flock. Some of the birds prefer crumble and some pellets
Pellets, less waste.
They don't have a choice, and they never complain.
Do they make a "all flock" feed in pellet form?
My Tractor Supply doesn't carry All Flock in pellet form. I don't know if they made in pellet form or not.