Layer mash with pellets that hens avoid...?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by limabean, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. limabean

    limabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My layer mash has some sort of pellets in the mix (along with visible variety of grains) ... I have noticed my hens don't eat the pellets. Their feeder ends up full of these pellets, with them crowding around demanding food, as if they have none. What's going on?
     
  2. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours wouldn't eat pellets either. We switched to crumbles. Problem solved.
     
  3. limabean

    limabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I chose mash over pellets or crumbles because I just thought the idea of them
    eating "whole food" seemed better...but the darn mash has these pellets mixed in. Hmm, maybe I will consider crumbles the next time
    I buy feed.
     
  4. limabean

    limabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Browsing through some old threads, I'm not even sure I'm using the right terminology! [​IMG] Anyway, the feed I use has whole things in it - corn, oat, seeds (?), etc, AND pellets.
     
  5. limabean

    limabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, reading more it seems that my ladies may be missing out on important nutrients by not eating the pellets, so I may have to go ahead with crumbles.
     

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