Crumbles or Pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pooponshoe, May 30, 2008.

  1. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe In the Brooder

    Nov 26, 2007
    Saint Augustine, FL
    I want to switch to pellets, they have always had the crumbles. Each time I try to switch the lady at the feed store talks me out of it. She says "they won't like it". I wonder is she just saying that because a lot of food is wasted with the crumbles so I end up buying more.
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I honestly have better luck with crumbles. I accidentally bought pellets once and my girls didn't like them at all. They eventually did eat them, but the bag lasted forever and I had to feed them other stuff to keep their weight up. I just got crumbles again and they are so happy. The fine gritty crumbles mixed with warm water make a mash that they all dive you don't have to waste any of it.
  3. Darin115

    Darin115 Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    Asheboro, NC
    I just switched to the pellets for my leg horn hens.
    They wasted way too much when feeding the crumbles. The crumbles was more like powder. There would be a few pieces but most of it was total mashed in to a powder.

    My hens did not skip a beat. They ate the pellets and wasted much less.

    I still feed my bantams crumbles. I think the pellets are too big for them.

    The farm store always pushed the crumbles. I guess they know chickens waste it too.

  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I tried crumblesonce and was amazed how quikly I had to buy more. I would never do crumbles again! Pellets last much longer, are not wasted, and a hungry chicken will eat them eventually if that's all they have

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