Do you feed mash or pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by beepbeepinajeep, May 4, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently feed starter crumbles because that is what the local feed store suggested. I have been reading a couple chicken books & they suggest mash over pellets. Is it cheaper, easier, or better for them?

    Also, I have one hen of laying age & the rest are young... should I feel them all started crumbles for now?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    For baby chicks I use crumbles and mash. For adults I use pellets and layer mash.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I use mash for the little babies, crumbles for the older babies and layer crumbles for the big birds.

    -Cindy in MA
     
  4. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does mash look like? Is it wet? Does it have a special feeder?
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Mash feed is like powder. You can mix it with water and feed a wet mash.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I started using pellets when my chickens were ready for their layer feed. Less waste and as long as they are getting fed, my chickens don't care what the food looks like.
     

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