Layena- pellets vs. crumble??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by goatkeepers, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    I was at the feedstore just now, picking up some layena for my 4 1/2 month old RIRs. I didn't know they made a pellet and a crumble form. What do you guys feed? And why? I asked the guy there and he recommended pellets, since they wasted less with those. But now that I got home and put some in the hens' feeder, the pellets look awfully big..

    Thanks in advance for your input.
  2. trailhound

    trailhound Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    I feed pellets because mine waste less.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I plan to switch to pellets as soon as mine are ready for layer feed. Many people have told me there is much less waste. I too thought pellets looked awful big, until my 4 month old chickens started stealing the goat's feed pellets. If they can manage his, they can manage their own and the goat will be relieved. [​IMG]
  4. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    Cool. I guess I bought the right thing then.
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I feed crumbles.
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    I feed mine crumbles,depends on the chickens I guess,lol. I switched because they didn't like them & they gobble up the crumbles.I do have bantams & it's easier for them to eat crumbles. Now I have ducks & the chickens "flock" to the Flock Raiser pellets [​IMG]
  7. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I feed on the ground. So I like the pellets. Its easy for them to see and the wild birds don't come around. Now the chicks get crumbles of course.
  8. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I feed pellets, less waste

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