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Crumbles waist

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Scottankarens, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Scottankarens

    Scottankarens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2015
    Scipio, IN
    Does anyone know why there is so much waist when you feed crumblesvs pellets? We go through a lot of Crumbles. I've raised the feeder to help reduce it, but apparently not enough. Thoughts or suggestions?

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's why I serve it to the birds wet. No waste at all!
    Just soak it for a few minutes. The ladies love it.
  3. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    Crumbles are much lighter, so they are a lot easier for the birds to bill out or scratch out of the feeder. I switched to pellets a while back and noticed there's much less wasted feed, which means less wasted money.
  4. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I only feed crumbles to my Bantam birds, they have a tough time chocking down a whole pellet. But for large fowl, it is only pellets for me. As is noted above, I always 'recycle' the fines into a wet mash/mush and they seem to like it in its new form. I would recommend that you consider one or both of these for your feed management practices.

    Best to you and your birds,


    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had many large breeds, and none of them liked pellets. AFAIC pellets are for horses, not birds.

    SOZ, JMO, and a little experience.

    I'm sold on wet.
  6. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    Hey Joe… whatever works for you.

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're exactly right!
    It might work for someone else too.
    Isn't that what we are all about?
  8. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like everyone said above you can feed it wet, feed pellets,and you can recycle the fine food into a mash(they love this)

    Hope this helped

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