Not Eating Pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wefanjr, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. wefanjr

    wefanjr In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2007
    I started giving my hens extra scratch morning and afternoon to distract them from feather-picking. Mostly black oil sunflower seeds. I am hardley ever refilling there food container anymore. I've been throwing the pellets into the run to get them to keep getting the protein they need. Any ideas, is this an issue? they are still laying well.
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    well i wouldnt really worry bout them eating.because if they get hungry they weill eat their may try not giving them treats for a few see if they start eating pellets.
  3. Ours never started eating their pellets. They ate so few - just enough to stay alive - that they stopped laying until we switched back to crumbles.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Just give them the pellets without the scratch, they will eat the pellets when they are hungry.
  5. jacca5

    jacca5 Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Hodgenville, KY
    My hens didn't want the pellets either I guess though they were eating some they still laid everyday. I finally took the food out bought crumbles and gave the pellets to our pigs.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  6. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    My hens wouldn't eat the pellets either.. had to go back to crumbles....

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