Feed change

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by calmom2, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. calmom2

    calmom2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering if anyone has had any luck changing layer food from crumbles to pellets?
    I just discovered pellets today at feed store, bright it home and my girls are looking at me like I'm crazy. Should I just let them deal with it until they get hungry enough, they will adjust?
    Thanks
     
  2. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had any problems. Maybe you could mix them both together So they get used to them.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Mine are the same way. You might wean them away from crumbles by adding the pellets to the crumbles...a little higher ratio of pellets each day. They'll adapt. I like pellets since they don't seem to waste as much.
     
  4. barneveldrerman

    barneveldrerman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens don't like change, I would suggest mixing the two together, then slowly get them off the crumbles.


    Hope the helped and best of luck.:cool: I
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I feed mine the layer pellets with Grower crumble at a 50/50 ratio till my birds are a year old..Oyster shell and granite grit free choice in another bowl...Grower for the extra protein so they do not peck or eat feathers...TREATS AT 5%..Meaning a Tablespoon per Bird a day...My birds get treats once or twice a week...Happy healthy Chickens...

    Cheers!
     
  6. calmom2

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    Thanks everyone that's exactly what I did mixed it up. These pellets seem so much more cost efficient wish I would of known about it before. I'll keep mixing till they get it down. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    We all learn as we go....Best of luck!


    Cheers!
     
  8. calmom2

    calmom2 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!!
     

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