Mash, Pellets or Crumbles? Poll!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PheasantsFirst, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. pellets

    311 vote(s)
    51.6%
  2. crumbles

    213 vote(s)
    35.3%
  3. mash

    46 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. other, please post what it is!

    33 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. PheasantsFirst

    PheasantsFirst Songster

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    What do you prefer pellets, mash or crumbles? I haven't seen a thread like this yet so this should be interesting.
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I tend to prefer crumbles. They are easier for chicks to eat, and the adult birds like them too. My birds don't waste their crumbles, but I have heard that some birds waste crumbles more than pellets.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    My older birds on the other hand throw the crumbles all about then wont eat it. I could limit food to get them to eat it all or do what I do and use pellets. All chicks at 10-12 weeks are crumble weened here.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    I use pellets for older standard birds, had the same problem with them wasting crumbles. All chicks are started on crumbles, standards then moved onto pellets around 8 weeks. Bantams usually get a mix.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I'm not completely sure what I prefer. The pellets are nice because they are less dusty and the chickens spill fewer of them. But the crumbles are easier for younger birds and my bantams to eat. Plus, for some reason my chickens seem to love crumbles more--when given some, they act as though they've been starved, when in reality, they shouldn't be because they have pellets in front of them all the time.
     
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  6. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Songster

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    I use crumbles because I feed everything from day old bittys through full grown chickens and and it's easier on me if I don't have to fool with multiple types of feed. Fot the birds that bill it out onto the ground they get it served wet so they don't waste a single crumble.
     
  7. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    Pellets or crumbles.My rooster died on mash :(
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    How do you know the mash killed him? I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    He chocked on it,thanks :)
     
  10. sahd

    sahd In the Brooder

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    pellets/ Throwing crumble around is almost like a game to my Silkies.
     
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