Hens don't like crumbles.. ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Porlalee, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Porlalee

    Porlalee Out Of The Brooder

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    Just bought 50# of crumbles for the girls (2 Dominiques - 20 wks old - not laying yet).... They loved the layer mash we ran out of.. Feed store folks told us to go to crumbles now.. We are worried they will be starvin.... they aren't eating the crumbles .. only thing they are eating now is the kitchen scraps and trimmings I am taking out there... What the heck? Can't go to feed store til weekend... and I have a 50 # bag with hardly anything out of it.. HELP!!![​IMG]
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Stop feeding them kitchen scraps until they start eating the crumbles?
    I'm still new to this, but that would be my 1st line of defense, rather than waste 50 lbs of feed.
     
  3. Porlalee

    Porlalee Out Of The Brooder

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    That is probably what we should do... Thanks for the idea.. DUH!!! I am so new at this it isn't funny... sometimes ya just have to hook up with common sense. Thanks..
     
  4. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they free range? They can get a lot of nutrients that way and then with added scraps, who needs crumble? They will eat it, no worries.
     
  5. Porlalee

    Porlalee Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't free range my girls.... we have rodent problems and we have traps up and some poison... major problem.. SO... I feed my girls and visit them and watch them and talk to them as much as I can. After we get a little more control over the rodent situation, we want to clip their wings and let them out to hang around and eat bugs and weeds and all that good stuff..
     

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