Pelleted Feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I find the pellets?? Layers or growers? I here they are easier for the ducks to eat w/ less waste. I live in NE Indiana. I checked TSC and Rural King. Thanks, Krista
     
  2. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    mine will eat either

    I get both crumbles and pallets at TSC and Agway [​IMG]
     
  3. INchickens

    INchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    What part of NE Indiana are you in? I also am in NE Indiana.
     
  4. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chick:

    Where in Northeast Indiana are you located? We have a new line of all natural poultry feeds that we are having success with. We are located NE of Fort Wayne.

    Jim
     
  5. INchickens

    INchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Jim,
    Do you use DE? I'm trying to find a local source for it, and haven't had any luck as of yet. I am about 15 miles north of FW.
     
  6. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im near lafayette and havent found pellets either and they just raised the cost of the chick feed at Rural King! The layer crumbles only went up .50 but they changed from 50 to 40 lb bags, at same price, over the winter
     
  7. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Southern Indiana represent. I'm down in Bedford.
     
  8. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll take this opportunity to teach about a portion of the feed manufacturing industry.

    All crumbles were pelleted. The produce a crumble the pellet is passed through a "crumblizer" that crushes the pellet to make the crumble. A very few producers use a "short cut" pellet to make a crumble. This is accomplished by setting the scalping knife very close to the pellet die to make a very short pellet.

    Pelleting of livestock feeds accomplishes two things: first it improves the digestibility of the carbohydrate portion of the feed by changing the structure of the starches. Second, pelleting prevents the sorting of ingredients by animals locks the mixture of feed that an animal consumes.

    Jim
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay :

    I'll take this opportunity to teach about a portion of the feed manufacturing industry.

    All crumbles were pelleted. The produce a crumble the pellet is passed through a "crumblizer" that crushes the pellet to make the crumble. A very few producers use a "short cut" pellet to make a crumble. This is accomplished by setting the scalping knife very close to the pellet die to make a very short pellet.

    Pelleting of livestock feeds accomplishes two things: first it improves the digestibility of the carbohydrate portion of the feed by changing the structure of the starches. Second, pelleting prevents the sorting of ingredients by animals locks the mixture of feed that an animal consumes.

    Jim

    Good info!​
     
  10. mothergoose

    mothergoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heinold Feed out of Kouts, Indiana has a wonderful line of poultry feed and I swear by their 20% Poultry & gamebird pellet. That is what all our waterfowl & turkeys eat.

    We also use their layer, chick starter, grower, and turkey starter.
    we use some purina poultry feeds as well, but the Heinold line is great.

    Christie [​IMG]
     

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