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Layer crumbles or layer pellets?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DENALI, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which is preferred? Layer pellets are $3 per bag more but both have 16% protein. Thanks
     
  2. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine the mash myself and they're perfectly fine. Just a apreference, I guess.
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    crumbles or pellets is a personal preferance.an if 1 is cheaper than the other.then its the 1 that will save you some money.
     
  4. houseofclucks

    houseofclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    The chickens will waste less if you feed them pellets. They tend to throw the crumbles all over.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2008
  5. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Our experience was just the opposite..
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer the pellets. My birds are super messy and got the crumbles everywhere. :mad:
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    My chickens like pellets.

    I find there is more waste with crumbles as alot of it turns to a "powder" and the chickens do not eat it.
     
  8. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat crumbles and don't waste a bit of it. [​IMG]
     
  9. S0rcy

    S0rcy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try both [​IMG]
     
  10. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I the crumbles and pellets are from the same manufacturer and are named the same, then they should be the same feed just in different forms. Both feeds are pelleted, but the crumbles either pass through a crumblizer or are "short cut" at the pellet die.

    If the products are the same, choose the cheapest one.

    Jim
     

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