mash vs pellet observation

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sashurlow, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    West Rutland, VT
    So my four birds have eaten mash since we got them as hatchlings. I recently switched to pellets and I have noticed my feeder stays full much longer. My observation is that they waste much less pellets than mash and they are probably eating just as much. Is this what others have found?
  2. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
    Exactly! [​IMG]
  3. NewBostonChick

    NewBostonChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    New Boston, NH
    After they moved on from chick starter, I bought pellets.. My chickens would not eat the pellets at all until they were older.. 20 weeks or more.. so I gave them mash and finally just used up the bag of pellets that they refused before.... They do waste a lot of mash, so I was thinking of switching to pellets and have mash on hand too... a little variety.. :)
  4. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    I made the mistake of mixing pellets with scratch. I wont do that again.

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