Layer Crumbles or Pellets?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 9ByDesign, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. 9ByDesign

    9ByDesign In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2010
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    Which do you feed your chickens and why?
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I used to feed crumbles because I thought it was easier for them to eat.
    I switched to pellets because it seems to waste less.
    It didn't take long at ll for the girls to adjust.
  3. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    I agree, pellets = less waste
  4. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Songster

    May 1, 2011
    Pellets And Corn [​IMG] Because That what i can find and they love them [​IMG]
  5. I tried the pellets, but my chickens insisted on crumbles. Sooooo crumbles it is!
  6. i usually mix crumbles, pellets, a little sweet feed and a little black oil sunflower seeds

    I have some girls who prefer the crumbles and some who prefer the pellets... so I cater to both
  7. Mine much prefer layena crumbles in the feeder, but I mix in some cheap co-op pellets in the scratch feed and they seem to like it off the ground that way.
  8. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Songster

    Apr 13, 2011
    my girls will eat anything so they get the layer pellets! They love crumbles but waste them terribly! They were hesitant about the pellets at first but got used to it and love them now.
  9. Billyj

    Billyj Songster

    Jan 20, 2010
    Gaffney SC
    Quote:Same here. The problem with mine is, I have about 75lbs of pellets and not oneof them willeat them. I wonder if I could put them in a food processor and crumble them up a bit. Might try it.
  10. pjknust

    pjknust Chirping

    May 2, 2011
    Mine have been eating Layena crumbles for 3 yrs. But its WAY too wasteful. They either scratch it out on the ground, or tip the pan over and spill it all out. I ordered some soy free pellets and they wont eat them, so I add kefir to the pellets and soak it a few minutes, stir it up and add a little scratch, and they eat it pretty good. They would eat nothing but scratch if I'd let them.
    Next bag is gonna be Layena Pellets if the feed store has it. If they wont eat it, I'll doctor it up so they will. Too much money going on the ground!!

    pam in TX

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