Need Small Pelleted Layer Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ernie85017, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. ernie85017

    ernie85017 Songster

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    I have seramas and need a small pelleted layer feed. The only one I have found so far is Eggland's Best, and I can only get it by mail order. Chewy sells it for almost $40 for 40 lbs.
    Can anyone offer some names that would be at my local feed store?
    THANKS!!!!
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Why can you not feed them crumbles?
     
  3. ernie85017

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    They waste so much with crumbles, and the crumbles - crumble - and turn to feed dust.
    The small pellets seem more efficient. The regular pellets are just too big for their little throats. Well, as far as I am concerned!
     
  4. Notaneggspurt

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  5. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Moisten the crumbles and make a mash. I've been doing this for a couple years. They love it and don't waste it. Even better, let it sit overnight and ferment a little. The problem with pellets is that many chickens, such as mine, balk at it. This is especially true with birds that never had pellets. You may buy a bag and find they are reluctant to eat it.
     
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  6. Doc7

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    Will they change if there is no choice?

    I just filled my pullets’ feeder with Omega 3 Layena pellets from lPurina. They’ve only had Flock Raiser to this point.

    I don’t plan to offer them anything else so I imagining even the holdouts will eat it?
     
  7. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    A quick search found (but from 2011)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/mini-pellets.596201

    I’ve bought mini pellets, but I think it was a non-medicated gamebird feed. Maybe Hubbard feed or it was Kalmbach feed. I fed it to quail, but they did not like it and they preferred crumble. So, I understand.... nothing would make the quail eat it, I ended up grinding it up in a blender a bit to break it down to a more crumbled.

    Good luck finding what you need.
     
  8. SueT

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    Let us know!
     
  9. Chickassan

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    It is 29.44 with autoship and you get 30% off and free shipping on your first one.
    Not bad if you just wanted to try their feed and see if they like it.
    TSC has it too, but I think in just 10lb bags.:)
     
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  10. Timothy Menezes

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