Crumbles or Pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TheSpiceGirls, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    So my chicks are growing up and I will soon transition them off of their baby chick crumbles to layer rations. When I went to buy a bag, they asked if I wanted crumbles or pellets? I hadn't done research in that area and never gave it any thought.

    What's your preference?

    For what ever it's worth, I have four hens, a BO, EE, Black Jersey Giant and a Cuckoo Marans. They also have a sizable area to free range safely in my yard.
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Pellets. They don't get wasted like the crumbles do.
     
  3. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    My chickens HATE pellets, when I try to mix them in, they just toss them all out.
    You can try it, but if they don't like it, you will have to hammer 50lbs of it...lol.
     
  4. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    My flock likes crumbles best. They never left any doubt about that.

    Pellets vs crumbles was always about what worked with my feeding equipment. The chickens convinced me to spring for a hanging feeder and have been feasting on crumbles ever since.
     
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Chicken.Lytle :

    My flock likes crumbles best. They never left any doubt about that.

    Pellets vs crumbles was always about what worked with my feeding equipment. The chickens convinced me to spring for a hanging feeder and have been feasting on crumbles ever since.

    Me too. I had to break the pellets in little pieces or the girls wouldn't touch 'em...​
     
  6. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm, I never thought that they might not eat it. And I'd bet that would be the case. They don't like chunky treats. They like everything all chopped up small.

    Guess I'll go with crumbles next. Maybe I can find a place where I can buy a small bag of pellets and give that a try just to see what they do.

    Thanks All
     
  7. parisplus3

    parisplus3 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls wouldn't have anything to do with the pellets. People at work said "when they get hungry enough, they'll eat them!" I couldn't handle it, they looked at me so pathetically, I gave the crumbles to them Happy again!!!!!
     

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