layer pellets vs. layer crumbles

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenman17, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. chickenman17

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    I was in Orscheln's today and I noticed they have layer pellets and layer crumbles. They were both the same brand, weight, and protein content. Yet the pellets were $4 higher than the crumbles. Why is that? What's the difference?
     

  2. hcppam

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    I guess because it takes more processing to press the pellets. I have mine on crumbles now (from Mash) I was told a lot of chickens really don't like the pellets?? I have found I have a lot less wast with the crumbles from the lay mash. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Chris09

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    Quote:There is less processing time in crumble than in pellet.

    Chris
     
  4. When I tried to put my chickens onto pellets, they sure did not like it much and made a mess.

    My flock prefers crumbles.
     
  5. chickenman17

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    Quote:I use the pellets and my flock seems to like them just fine. So they are the same in nutrition?
     

  6. Pink Delphinium

    Pink Delphinium In the Brooder

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    I just started my chickens on pellets a few weeks ago...at first, they weren't sure what it was I had given them. I threw a few on the ground and they got the hang of it. I'm finding that they are much more economical as the chickens fill up quicker on them and there is no waste. You know how chickens search through their feed, throwing part of it out of the feeder? That doesn't happen with the pellets. I'd been feeding them crumbles for years, but I think I'll be sticking with pellets now.
     
  7. goldies99

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    nutrition is the same.......and there is less waste with pellets....they just have to get use to them if they havent had them before
     
  8. chickenman17

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    Ok well thanks for the comments everyone! Much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ruth Ann

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    Mine like the pellets just fine...and a lot less waste. The crumbles were always on the ground [​IMG]
     

  10. EggsForIHOP

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    Quote:There is less processing time in crumble than in pellet.

    Chris

    Really? Because sometimes I notice in the crumbles there are a few whole pellets left - I always just guessed that they made the pellets, then ground them for the crumbles...huh...the feed store I use sells them at the same price though...maybe they do it different at the feed place I use?
     

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