Chick_in_Indiana

Songster
12 Years
Dec 14, 2007
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NE Indiana
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
 

INchickens

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 30, 2008
54
0
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Indiana
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.
 

newchickmom

Songster
12 Years
Nov 8, 2007
720
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Lafayette, Indiana
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
 

Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

Songster
12 Years
Nov 26, 2007
1,510
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East of There, West of There
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
 

rooster-red

Here comes the Rooster
12 Years
Jun 10, 2007
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Douglasville GA
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!​
 

mothergoose

Songster
13 Years
Jan 12, 2007
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155
241
Chebanse, Illinois
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
 

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