Just spent 16.00 on Layena pellet feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sozoed, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sozoed

    Sozoed In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    (grabbed it by mistake instead of the crumble) and my pullets won't touch it! ( They gobbled down the crumble like there was no tomorrow.) Any way I can make the pellets more appetizing to them?...like slightly crushing them? They might be too hard, compared to the crumble.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Leave it there long enough and they will eat it.
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    You can try adding some water to them. I know - it sounds crazy, and people look at me like I have lost my mind BUT my chickens love, love, love their feed to be watered down.

    Pour the feed into a container, then add enough water to cover the food. The food will soak up the water and expand.
  4. Sozoed

    Sozoed In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    Thank you! I will try this.[​IMG]
  5. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    I put mine in the blender. It took awhile to do the whole bag LOL but they ate it. I hope not to make that mistake again [​IMG]
  6. Quote:+1

    They will eat it when they get hungry.

    I for one don't understand the problems with people using pellets. We have never had an issue with the form of the feed we provide to our chickens.

  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Quote:If your blender is plastic, the feed will permanently scratch it. I blended some starter once and it scarred my food processor.

    My silkies and assorted banites over the years have always been able to swallow the pellets. My general rule is that they can easily swallow anything the size of their eye and smaller without trying.
  8. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    If you leave it out, they will eat it. I found that by switching to pellets i had less waste. A bag of pellets last a whole day longer than a bag of crumbles. I get 5 days on crumbles and 6 on pellets.
  9. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    Quote:I agree... Seems the crumbles get mixed into my litter and never ate... BUT not the pellets.... they seem to find them even if they get mixed in the litter.
  10. Take a bucket, add pellets and a good splash or two of water, stir, let sit for 10 minutes, and stir with stick, and the pellets become virtually identical to crumbles. No doubt.

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