Pellets or Crumbles?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by andysgirl, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. andysgirl

    andysgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I started out feeding my flock crumble feed. I decided to try pellets. And they don't seem to eat it as much. It's taking forever to got thru the bag of pellets. Next time I'll feed crumbles. Has anyone else noticed if their flock prefers one over the other? Maybe mine are just picky. [​IMG]
     
  2. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it may take time to adjust, or they just will alwaus have a preference. yes, it does happen that they come to orefer one over the other. esp if they are spoiled by having feed sitting in front of them all the time and can afford to be picky.
     
  3. Ljc01

    Ljc01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stopped feeding crumble because it is messy. My birds don't seem to care one way or the other.
     
  4. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem my chickens would not eat the pellets they just preferred crumbles or laying mash and I have noticed there is a lot more waste with the crumbles and mash but they just won't eat the pellets so I think it is pickey eating!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. bk15

    bk15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But I think Iam going to try feeding pellets again!![​IMG]
     
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    rooster 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seem to think that hens lay better with pellets mine always look like they have a hard time eating the crumbles like there too dry and get hung up so I feed pellets and hen scratch
     
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    SOHC-FTW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We tried crumbles for a bit it seemed to go to waste and make a bigger mess, we now feed a mixture of pellets and cracked corn.
     
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  8. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen a chicken that wouldn't eat pellets when they really get hungry. Chickens don't like change and as a result may be slow to accept pellets but will get over it in time.All of my birds eat pellets as soon as their big enough to handle them. One of the reasons you may not be going thru much food is there is far less waste with pellets than there is with crumbles.
     
  9. koopmaster

    koopmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine, like yours will eat WHATEVER is in there feeder, but we prefer the layer mash, crumbles next and pellets least. The mash is least messy and less waste, the pellets they scratch 50% if not more out of the feeder and onto the ground! But they dont care which they get. That feeder was made by me, my wife saw an idea in some antique farm add, and i built it from her vision!! Works great, holds 100+ pounds of feed, and the hopper design IS rodent proof.
     
  10. andysgirl

    andysgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    So glad people are talking! Loving all the advice and info!
     

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