Mash. What is it good for? I forgot to order my chicken feed the last time I ordered dog food. I normally feed crumbles. I went to the nearby Agway and they had either mash or pellets. I wanted a small bag to tide me over, but of course all they had were 50's. Having never seen or fed either one, I said, mash. This food stinks IMO. It doesn't even feed through my feeder. It packs and I have to give the feeder a couple quick twists to get the girls' feed into the bottom ring again. Can someone explain mash to me. Does it have a specific use or am I doing something wrong? Maybe it is for the trough feeders? And, that same Agway talked me into a 50lb bag of scratch at the start of winter instead of the 20, saying I would use it all up on my five hens. I feed it like what I have read here, at night as a "hot" food to help keep them warm through the night. I don't measure it out, but I give them maybe a cup. So will the 30 lbs I have not used up keep for next winter, or should I continue to feed it to use it up. I also read that it can make them fat and isn't all that good for them. Thanks for your help!