Farmer's Union only had Pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by klevesque, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are 6 weeks old. My babies were almost out of the mash I get so I went in to the store to get a 25# bag. I usually get 50# but since they are so close to being 8 weeks I figured I would get just the 25# and then get them started on the next level at 8 weeks.

    I asked for a 50# of crumbles (along with the 25 of mash)and they said they have only been carrying pellets for a while now and that my chicks should be fine to eat the pellets at 8 weeks.

    Is this true?

    As a side note: Poor hubby thought he was helping me out when he dumped the pellets into the container of mash that was still left and mixed it up! Thankfully he didn't mix in the new bag of mash I had just bought! LOL!
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    They will be fine with the pellets, and there will probably be less waste
     
  3. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    ...and if they resist, just put out a stock bowl with pellets dampened with water...
     
  5. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great suggestion!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Does starter come in pellets? I've never heard of that. I've seen some grower in tiny pellets, though, so maybe that's what you're giving them?
     
  7. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I am giving them medicated starter mash.
     
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