pellets or mash, advantages and disadvantages

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by michael&Kari, May 13, 2008.

  1. michael&Kari

    michael&Kari Hatching

    Apr 29, 2008
    Hi There, we're just getting started, we have 5 each of RIR, Buff Orpingtons, Americanas and Barred Rocks. And we're trying to sort out all the optionas and possibilities. I have many other questions but not all of them would fit in "Feeding TIme."

    What are the major differences between mash and pellets. And What are the advantages and disadvantages of each.

    Thank you all for your help!
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    We like feeding pellets to our layers as they don't waste it like they did when we were feeding them crumbles. They'd bill out the crumbles from the feeders and wasted quite a bit.

  3. I can't decide which they waste more of. I get so irritated when they spill feed, its $440 a ton right now, I can't handle how much they waste. Wish I had a packing plant near by to get veggie waste from or something, it'd really help with the feed costs, although the pastures have come in quite nice and the girls are taking great advantage of them now too.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I prefer pellets and feeders so high they have to stretch to reach it. If a pellet hits the ground, they can still pick it up, and with high set feeders, they are less likly to mess around and bill feed out when they want something to eat.

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