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My chickens aren't eating their mash

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BBQJOE, Sep 29, 2015.


    BBQJOE Songster

    Sep 25, 2015
    Void where prohibited.
    I started out a few days ago with the mash in the feeder. They couldn't give a rats behind about it, then there was the bees. So I emptied the feeder, and started throwing the mash and the crumbles on the ground. No interest in that either. But they do love the scratch though!

    This morning I got the idea to soak the mash in water for a little bit, and gave it to them in a bowl. Viola! it was gone in a minute or two.

    Is there anything wrong with feeding them this way?
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2015

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    No. I feed about half of a days ration wet. The rest they either find out ranging or fill up on the dry I have in the coop.

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