pellets or crumble?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by smarquis86, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is better pellets or crumble I'm currently feeding my ladies crumble. i was just wondering.
     
  2. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually on here you will get VERY different answers--It depends on personal preference..which brands you use...what stage you are feeding...etc..etc..Me personally I have only fed Purina Crumbles...I did research for almost one year before getting chicks and felt that was what was best for my brood. Since I have had my brood I have watched, observed and talked to other chicken lovers to get other opinions and compare my hens to others--still sol on Purina..But that is up to you--do your research and decide what is best for you--for me I am staying with Purina--unless I find another brand or typ becomes better suited for them and that is what they need--just like you would do for your children...Hope this helps...
     
  3. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    crumble is better i give my chickens crumble corn and all the table scraps
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Mine stayed on crumbles until they were about 1 1/2 years old. I changed to pellets because it seemed that the crumbles just seemed to be more and more full of dust and fines. The girls actually seemed happy to make the switch and be able to get the larger pieces.
     
  5. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    typically you will get less waste with pellets, so they're a little more cost-effective. i use crumbles until the birds are big enough for pellets (and i supplement with table scraps, garden weeds, etc).
     
  6. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pellets for big chickens and crumbles for bantam and big, but definitely for bantams. Some of those pellets are just to big for a bantam to eat.
     
  7. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a matter of personal preference.

    I have a mixed flock of LF and Bantams as well as Guineas, so I always buy crumbles.


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  8. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switch to pellets recently and although I think they like the crumble better,the pellets are much better as far as waste.
     
  9. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you all for the help
     
  10. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do want to add-that I do supplement my girls with good scraps from my family dinner table--vegs--fruit--oats, left over scrambled eggs...lol...ect..but the main source is their feed.. I have considered once older maybe they need pellets--but they all are still young (all under year old)..So I still reseach (just like I would do for my human family) and change and fix when needed for my brood...I do not have much experience this is just my experience with my own "family". And they are doing "MARVELIS" LOL
     
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