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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by red star11, Dec 21, 2008.
What is better for egg laying chickens
seems like they waste less in a pellet,thats my preference
I feed both mixed. I have one hen that doesn't seem to like the pellets....joe
I don't use either, I like using crumbles. My chickens have always done great on it. I have it in a hanging feeder and the only time that I see any wasted at all is when I spill it myself.
with pellets, each bite they get a complete ration. With mash, they can sort out, altho studies show, given a chance animals will eat a balanced diet (unlike humans).
From a digestability standpoint, pellets digest better (way they are made) than mash.
Crumbles are pellets that have been smashed into smaller parts.
My flock prefers the layer mash and waste alot less feed. They lay well and are a healthy flock.
The crumbles were flicked out everywhere, with the girls looking for something good to eat.
Local feed mills sell the fresh layer mash, which is much fresher than the bagged crumbles that are months old.
Quote:It's good that you buy from local feed mill but whether it's crumbles, pellets, or mash how fresh it is will depend on how much feed they sell.
Ya get less wast with pellets an it works in more feeders. I'm feeding mash now couse I'm getting a deal in it. (commercial egg farm feed) But it packs an clogs in the feeders especially when the humidity is high. It also don't work well tossed on the ground or in there bedding. I say if price is the same I would only use pellets.
I honestly do not know. I feed mine everything that is available.
Duplicate post..see https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=114729