If you can, add water to all of the feed. Wet food is more nutritious than dryThanks to whoever posted adding water to the dust left after the chickens peck the crumbles to death. i added a little bit of water and mixed it around and they gobbled it right up! No more waste.
What are the effects of wet feed?
Increased nutritional uptake and feed conversion
Interestingly, there are fantastic benefits to just feeding a wet mash, even unfermented. One of these is greater nutritional uptake, and therefore better feed conversion. The villi in the intestines1 grow longer and have more surface area which enables them to take up more nutrients. Because fermented feed is wet, it also increases villi length. A number of studies have found that wetting the mash increases food uptake, food utilization, weight gain, and egg production.