Need to make adjustments to the feed bill till I get back to work. I don't want to skimp on quality of feed. Or let any of the chicks go - to new homes or the crock pot. . I have 40 chicks of varying ages. 17 are 10 wks old. I've been buying crumbles. But are pellets more economical? I notice crumbles spilt below feeder. Most of the time the chicks eat them also. But sometimes not. Would the waste be cut down with pellets? Or is there more waste? Can I supplement with grains from the co op? Currently use mainly crumbles in the feeders. Scratch and boss for treats. Gave them broken pumpkins this week also. Any suggestions for tighting the feed bill would be greatly appreciated.