Pellets or crumbles?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ehoneybee, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. ehoneybee

    ehoneybee Songster

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    I always get pellets because they seem like they'd get less mushy but what do you all buy? Is one usually more expensive than the other? Does one type last longer than the other?
     
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  2. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    I use a Non-medicated Starter Grower or a All-Flock/Flock Raiser feed. Crumbles, 18 to 2o% Protein with Oyster Shells separately for all ages.
    I prefer All-flock pellets, for less waste. I feed dry, but can't count on it to be available when I go to TSC. GC
     
  3. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    I buy a crumble type feed because I feed a mash and it's just easier.
    If you feed dry you may find the waste is less with pellets.
    Sometimes the feed you want only comes in one form.
     
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  4. ehoneybee

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    I just get layer feed for my 6 hens all laying, no rooster, so sounds like I'll just continue with that.
     
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  5. I would stick with layer feed if only hens that all lay, personally I prefer pellets.
     
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  6. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crowing

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    I’ve tried crumbles, and found the waste much higher than with pellets. They break down too easily, creating dust, which I’m not a fan of since it is more of a choking hazard for my chickens/ducks.

    Good thread topic, it’s always nice to hear what works best for everyone.
     
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  7. Acre4Me

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    That should work. Remember during molt to provide extra protein to help regrow the protein rich feathers.

    We use higher protein grower pellets with oyster shell on side. We have mixed age flock, and a male, so this works for us.
     
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