Not happy with the feed store today!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by annie3001, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    hi everyone,
    i went to feed everyone today, and noticed i received pellets:rolleyes: instead of crumbles.. what to do what to do!!! didnt know that when i specifically asked for crumbles at the feed store the other day. no feed left now!!! what to do what to do... so i got out a hammer and started crushing them into peices.. what a pain in the neck..[​IMG] does not work well at all. i was afraid the peices were gonna come flying at my eye! [​IMG]
    what do you all do??? my chickens are so picky!!! i threw some pellets and they tried pecking... dang it!!! will they eat the pellets???? [​IMG]:idunno

    what to do....
    btw: the feed store closes early today. by the time i get there, they will be closed.... urgh!!!!!
    btw: no i do not know anybody else who has crumbles!!
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    yes, they will and each pellet they eat will be a balanced diet. I wish mine would make that mistake..
  3. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I switch back and forth from pellets to crumbles; no problems here. My girls always eat what I give them [​IMG]
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I got 40 bags of flock raiser pellets by mistake one time on my order and everyone did fine, found out pellets are a bit cheeper but i like crumbles cause i got broodies all year long sneeking off and comming back with a passel of chicks and the crumbles are better to have on hand then.

    If you have chicks just grind them up in a blender if ya have one.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    In the time being you can make some kind of spagetti feed for them by moisten the pellets with spagetti, they would be sure to eat it all!

    My girls hated pellets, for a whole week they sat there untouched and it affected the egg production. So back to crumbles since then. Picky girls.
  6. RockwaterFarm

    RockwaterFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2010
    East Hartland, CT
    where are you in ct and what brand of feed do you use? You could probably go to TSC if you use Purina. theyre open till 8
  7. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    My feed store was just plain out. No crumbles or pellets of their usual.

    I bought a bag of scratch (8%) and a bag of gamebird conditioner (22%). I figure I can mix them ((22+8)/2=15) and add BOSS (18%) to kick it up a notch.

    Going to try as soon as I can safely carry bags to the coop. Anybody else improvise their feed?
  8. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I much prefer pellets to crumbles - far less waste and since they are too big for the grackles, I don't end up feeding the wild bird population as well. If your birds are having a hard time making the adjustment, try making a mash from them. Put a little water in a bowl, and add the pellets enough that there are some whole pellets on top. Once they realize its food, they'll have no problem swallowing the pellets and you might find you end up liking them better too.
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Quote:no tsc near me.........
  10. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Quote:yeah , my spoiled girls and big boy, i have a small chopper, i am going to grind some for them. [​IMG]

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