Is my lay mash to fine?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TallChickMagnet, May 26, 2012.

  1. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Songster

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    I use something called Phase 6. I keep their feed full, but I noticed that when my birds eat it they leave behind the finer particles. Not only do they leave it behind they knock it out of the feeder onto the ground and just walk all over it. I never see them pecking at it, as they do the scratch that I throw down once a day. I know that the Phase 6 is formulated for the best nutritional balance for my birds, so I was wondering by not eating the finer particles are they missing out on something that they need. I don't know what the finer particles are,so I don't know what they are not getting. Any ideas??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Refrain from giving them scratch for a week and see if they eat the finer particles?
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    Yes. Refrain from feeding other foods get them hungry enough to eat what they should. If after that they still are not eating it you can try wetting some and giving it to them that way. Most chickens think that is great treat.
     
  4. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Songster

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    Thanks for the advice. I should have said that earlier, because I've been using it since you posted it. I have not seen any change yet, but also I broke down and gave them a treat on Sunday and Monday.
    We had a lot of watermelon laying around so they got their share. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2012

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